Bangladesh - Cox’s Bazar
Bangladesh Cox Bazar Environmental Screening Report – This report refers to the technical training sessions facilitated in Cox’s Bazar (05-09 February) Bangladesh in 2023 and includes the application of NEAT+ to a local case study.
Case study – ‘Provision of life-saving assistance and protection to IDPs, Rohingya refugees and vulnerable host communities in Bangladesh’
The Norwegian Refugee Council is in the early phase of the project ‘Provision of life-saving assistance and protection to IDPs, Rohingya refugees and vulnerable host communities in Bangladesh’. The project covers Rohingya refugees and host
communities in the Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-district of Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. Given the temporary nature of shelter material approved by the Government, coupled with extreme weather conditions in Bangladesh, refugee shelters require maintenance throughout the year. The project will target households to maintain their shelters with bamboo, tarpaulin, rope, and wires. To reinforce the shelters, households will be provided materials and technical support, including Shelter NFIs/TDKs, steel footings and treated bamboo, in preparation for cyclone and monsoon season. NRC’s Shelter programs are operational in camps 8-East, 8-West, and Camp 25. WASH programs are operational in Ukhiya; specifically, Palongkhali, Holdiapalong. In 2022, NRC started WASH activities in Camp 7 which includes inclusive rehabilitation and construction of safe water points such as new construction, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of safe water points/source/catchment. The WASH component of the project also includes the inclusive rehabilitation and construction of latrines, bathing cubicles, solid waste, and faecal sludge management facilities. This covers new construction, rehabilitation, repair; and maintenance of sanitation facilities such as latrines, bathing areas, solid waste management points, etc.; distribution of hygiene kits; hygiene promotion; and awareness programs.