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Preserving Health, Promoting Dignity And Saving Lives


Addressing the biggest humanitarian crisis of present time and providing hygiene, sanitation and water.

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Dailycsr.com – 27 December 2019 – One of the worst “humanitarian crises” recorded in history has hit Bangladesh since 2017, as Rohingya refugees began to flee from Rakhine State of Myanmar in fear of violence.
So far, there are almost one million Rohingya refugees living in the Cox’s Bazar district settlements which are overcrowded to say the least. However, nearly fifty five percent of the refugee crowd is made up children below the age of eighteen while the fifty two percent of adult population are women.
Xylem Watermark has been supporting Mercy Crops and its partner, “Terre des Hommes Foundation” to help these refugees with their WASH requirements, namely “urgent water, sanitation, and hygiene” needs. The funding thus provided by Xylem Watermark allowed Mercy Crops to deal with the urgent “longer-term water and sanitation needs” in the Cox’s Bazaar area even during the “most recent monsoon season”.
These efforts have helped over twenty thousand people as they were able to access improved “water and hygiene”. The above mentioned instance marks the “second allocation” of “WASH Emergency Response Fund”. According to Xylem:
“To ensure that the refugees reached by this program have access to safe and clean water during monsoon season, Mercy Corps worked with TdH to repair and rehabilitate damaged tube wells. TdH has also worked to repair and rehabilitate latrines and washing cubicles. Trained community volunteers also conducted 363 educational sessions on acute watery diarrheal prevention through hygiene practices to 2,178 participants and 344 sessions on water safety to 2,066”.
The Rohingya refugee camps marks the “largest refugee camp” that currently exists on earth, while Xylem also thinks that the expanse of the said crisis called for “an additional allocation” which helped “to preserve health, promote dignity and save lives”.