Bdtodays International: Japan provides US $750,000 to strengthen the emergency WASH and child protection for the Rohingya refuges in Cox’s Bazar. The support will be provide for six month as the government of Japan said and it reach to the Rohingya people through UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund).
“Water, sanitation and hygiene condition are dire in the Rohingya camps and the condition is getting desperate every day. This poses high risk of possible outbreak of diarrhea and other waterborne diseases specially among children,” the Representative of UNICEF Bangladesh Edouard Beigbeder said.
“Moreover, children are mentally hutted due to the violence in Myanmar and they need immediate psychosocial and recreational support,” he added.
The emergency grant aid will address the severe humanitarian condition of the Rohingyas by providing WASH facilities reaching out to 24,800 Rohingya children and their families directly and 60,000 indirectly, the UNICEF said on Sunday.
The emergency aid will also provide child protection support reaching out to 5,000 children directly and 200,000 indirectly through provision of protective services, referral mechanism, case management and support to families of vulnerable children.
Bdtodays/ M, H/ 15 October, 2017