consultations delivered at our two primary healthcare centres in 2022
children received psychosocial support activities in 2022
people got better access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services in 2022
The Rohingya families living in makeshift camps in the Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh face extremely difficult conditions. Many have experienced trauma and are uncertain about their future.
Our emergency team works tirelessly to save as many lives as possible. Tdh has been active in Bangladesh for more than 40 years. We are currently assisting Rohingya refugees in the Cox’s Bazar camps with maternal and child health services, hygiene and sanitation practices, and emotional support for children who have been significantly impacted by the conflict in hard-to-reach locations.
Water, sanitation and hygiene
Our WASH programme aims to improve access to high-quality WASH services, while making facilities more inclusive, by empowering and raising awareness within the community. Tdh focuses on waste management and hygiene promotion. We are working closely with the refugee community to reinforce their hygiene practices by promoting positive messages about hygiene. Tdh also distributes hygiene kits and provides support for menstrual hygiene management. Tdh's work helps to enhance sanitation, waste management and hygiene practices among the beneficiaries in the Rohingya and host communities.
Tdh carries out initiatives that encourage peaceful coexistence and conflict resolution within communities. These initiatives include training beneficiaries in conflict resolution techniques and mobilising community representatives as agents of peaceful conflict resolution. Additionally, Tdh supports the creation of forums and practical procedures to ensure that conflict resolution and community ownership are sustainable. Furthermore, Tdh involves community members, especially women, in activities that promote social unity and tackles different social problems. Activities to promote social cohesion increase the sense of acceptance between refugee communities and host communities.