Cyclone Amphan, the strongest ever cyclone recorded over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit north-east India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, 20 May threatening millions of people in vulnerable communities already affected by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdown.
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 of...
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 has opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The industrial-scale plant, funded by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, can process the waste of 150,000 people.
Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps - Oxfam