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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Clean Water and Sanitation for all, as contained under Goal 6, is one of the most essential element of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015. It successfully captures the very essence of the entire Agenda for Sustainable Development in that...

Rethinking business and human rights in transboundary river governance in South Asia
While the need for recognizing and upholding human rights in transboundary river governance systems has been highlighted, ways businesses impact human rights in these systems is least explored.
As the world is gearing up to mobilize its resources for effective recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, a large part of the world, especially the developing nations remain under lockdowns in various forms, with marginalized populations coming under increased risk from the Covid-19 disease, and lack...
Urban wastes from the upstream and Mymensingh City Corporation have contributed to a dramatic decline in the health of the Old Bramhaputra.

It hasn't been long that I have been advocating for river governance. Having grown up in an urban city like Dhaka, I had a minimal connection with rivers. So, let alone thinking of river governance, I had a little knowledge and idea about the geography and character of rivers. However, as a part...

COVID-19: Imminent crisis for riverine communities in South Asia.
As the Coronavirus pandemic unfurls with an increasing number of cases and rising death toll, it underlines the imminent crisis facing the most vulnerable communities in river basins of South and Southeast Asia
Oxfam in Asia - Rohingya refugee camp
Coronavirus has now posed serious challenges for all actors to operate in the camps. Aid agencies are only allowed to run essential services; and as a part of Bangladesh's government’s directive, Oxfam is running WASH services in a number of Rohingya camps.
Oxfam in Asia - Blogs - COVID 19
An Oxfam Humanitarian worker's insights from his time on the field that shaped his views on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that was first reported on the very last day of 2019.
Oxfam - Cox's Bazar - Rohingya refugees: Working for Peace, Longing for Home
Two years is a long time for lives to be left on hold, and for many Rohingya, this has been the case for even longer.
Water Governance Training
WBAB, with support from Oxfam, is working to address water governance issues, participating in capacity building training and learning exchanges in Asia.
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