Water Service to Rohingya Community and Health Clinic (WSTCHC)

 

 

Location: Kutupalong, Ukhia, Cox's Bazar

Donor: ADRA Sweden

Direct Beneficiaries: 

Total Beneficiaries: 8250

Project Duration: 15/08/2018 - 15/11/2018

Total Budget: 10,994,400.00

NGO Bureau Approval Date: 24/09/2018

NGO Bureau  Approval Reference No. : 03.09.2666.657.657.69.12.17-501

 

 

Project Goal:

 

Targeted Rohingya communities have improved health status through the provision of safe & drinking water.

 

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Procurement and transportation of materials to the site 

  • Installation of PVC pipes, water stand to ensure transportation of water from bore-well o tank and distribution point 

  • Installation of solar power to pump water 

  • Training on water use and personal hygiene 

  • Training on water facility maintenance 

  • Formation of user group and training

 

 

Project Description:

 

Kutupalong is the biggest Rohingya Refugee camp in Bangladesh. More than 700,000 people are living in this camp out of which 53% of women and 30% are children. One of the biggest challenges in this camp for the people is to have access to safe WASH facilities that include lack of clean and safe drinking water leading to health hazards especially to women, children and elders. There are few organizations delivering WASH-related services in different areas of Kutupalong, but it is not sufficient to cover such a large number of people due to limited available resources. The humanitarian organizations are struggling to meet the WASH needs of the entire Kutopalong camp area. ADRA would like to contribute to those on-going efforts in providing WASH services through provision water facilities. This project would be targeting to provide safe and clean drinking water to 5 health clinics that cater at least 750 people on daily basis, and also would ensure to share the available water to nearby communities depending on the availability of water at the source that would cover at least 1250 Households (7500 people) regularly. 

 

The intervention will target 5 health clinics and as well as Rohingya communities in Kutupalong camp no. 3, 4 and 5. In each health clinic, there is about 120 sanitation facility (baths) for the patients. An average of 8250 people will be benefited from the project on a regular basis. Through the water distribution network that will reach the clinics, the community also will have access to water and water-related facilities. 

 

This project is building upon and will contribute to the work done by "Food for the Hungry" (another NGO active in the area). Due to the lack of funds, Food for the hungry was only able to drill the bore well and will be able to install the water tanks. The installed bore well is not functional due to the lack of power backup and plumbing network that is required to transport water from bore well to water tank, treatment of water through chlorination and transport the treated water through a pipeline to access point. This project will provide power backup by installing solar power unit to run the pumps, PVC pipeline to transport water from bore well to tank clinics and distribution point, will install chlorination facilities to clean the water and also will provide trainings to user groups for maintenance and running of the system to have regular water to the clinics as well as to the community.

 

In order to ensure sustainability and long term operation for the water facility, a group of local volunteers will be trained to operate, maintain, protect and ensure the quality of the water provided (purity level). The provision of safe and clean drinking water to health clinics and communities not only will provide access to minimum required water to targeted individuals but will also ensure safety and protection from water-borne diseases and protects the rights of having access to safe drinking water. The most vulnerable groups such as women and children will be largely benefited from access to safe water that will reduce the risk of diarrhea and cholera in the targeted area.

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