There are currently more than 1 million Rohingya refugees living 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 huge 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 USA.
We have also dug up bore wells in other locations where it clean water was unavailable for the local villages and we are consistently maintaining all of these.
The process to dig tube well is labor intensive and requires survey and planning. Alhamdulillah, with excellent efforts by our Basmah Foundation team we have installed over 20 tube wells where required.