DSK is one of the first NGOs to respond to the unprecedented influx of forcibly displaced Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in September 2017 and has since been providing lifesaving WASH services in makeshift Camps 16 (Moynnerghona) and 22 (Unchiprang). DSK also acts as WASH Focal Agency for Camp 16. As WASH Focal Agency, DSK interacts with other humanitarian organizations and camp management for coordinated and consolidated WASH actions. From then, DSK is continuing emergency WASH services with support of UNICEF in camp 16 & 22 as well as host community. Now, DSK is implementing 3rd phase WASH project with the support of UNICEF for improving WASH services of Rohingya camp 16 & 22 from 1st May 2019.
Due to emergency, DSK emphasizes on emergency WASH services for life-saving approach. Now, the situation is stable than that time and DSK is focusing its inclusive WASH service for all Rohingya community, specially the way forward to ensure that all girls, women, boys and men, including small children, older people, people with disabilities and people facing additional vulnerabilities, can access WASH facilities and practice their WASH needs easily, in safety and with dignity under the project titled “Improved WASH Services to the Myanmar Refugees Population in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas, Cox’s Bazar District”.
Targeted beneficiaries under this project is 17,807 Rohingya population from 3,806 households (Female: 9,194, Male: 8,613) and, among them children 8,935 (0-18 years), adolescents 1,781 (10-19 years) and elderly 436. The project is expected to achieve 2 specific objectives (OB) and 3 outputs (OP) as the changes/results at the end of the projects:
OB-1: Ensure effective, sufficient and equitable provision of life saving water and sanitation services for targeted men, women, boys and girls.
OB-2: Ensure that all targeted women, men, girls and boys have the means and are encouraged to adopt individual and collective measures increasing health seeking behaviours to mitigate public health risks for the well-being of the affected population.
|Bucket Chlorination Test by DSK Volunteer||Water Supply through Pipe Network||Garbage collection by Rohingya Volunteer|
Clean Camp Campaign for Hygiene Promotion
|Discussion Session on Global Hand Washing Day 2019 at CIC Office|