More than 1 million Rohingya refugees live across 36 different locations in Cox’s Bazar area, in south-eastern Bangladesh. It is very challenging to acquire secure water sources for this massive population due to scarcity and overpopulation. These refugees fled to Bangladesh with nowhere else to go and now they are facing this problem.
In all our facilities located within the Rohingya camps, including the learning centers and medical camps, we have been able to dig bore wells and provide clean and sanitized water thanks to your generosity. Water supplies are a major issue for impoverished families. In this part of Bangladesh, we experience a water crisis during the dry season – from end of November through April or May. To assure a stable source of clean water we are maintaining these wells to the best of our ability with the help of Basmah foundation.
The process to dig tube well is labor intensive and requires survey and planning. Alhamdulillah, with excellent efforts by Basmah Foundation team we have installed over 20 tube wells where required.
As level of underground mineral water is different in different area, cost of installation and maintenance for deep tube well is also different. Rohingya camp is established in a hilly area of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The level of fresh water is very deep and thus cost more during installation.
Our partner organization Basmah Foundation have also dug bore wells at various locations in Refugee camps and at other Bangladesh local areas where it was needed the most.