Hygiene

Current Projects

Water for Life project in north Bangladesh IDP camps

The principal cause of disease among the Displaced Population Camps (DPCs) population is a severe shortage of clean water. This unfortunate fact also contributes to the relatively high mortality rate (a 2008 survey indicated an infant mortality rate of 60%).

Funds are needed on an ongoing basis to set up deep water pumps to service over 22 DPCs in north Bangladesh. The cost of each water pump is $350 on average, though it can vary depending on the depth of the clean water source.  The lifespan for each water pump can be more than 20 years if well maintained.

Please note that the next batch of installations may not be until late 2016- early 2017.

 

Funded Projects

2016

Installed 19 tube wells in displaced population camps in Rangpur (10), Mymensingh (1) and Bogra (8), serving 823 families.

2015

Installed 15 tube wells in displaced population camps in Ishurdi (3), Mymensingh (4), and Khulna (8) serving 713 families.

2014

Installed 20 tube wells in displaced population camps in Syedpur and other areas of north Bangladesh.

2013

Installed 27 water pumps with 13 more to be installed by the end of January 2014 for a total of 40. These will address basic clean water needs of up to 2,000 families among displaced populations in Saidpur(20), Rangpur(10), Nilphamari(5), Setabganj(2) and Dinajpur(3) in Bangladesh.

2012

Completed installation of 40 water pumps.

2011

Started the installation of 40 water pumps in the Gaibandha region, Bangladesh.  Expected completion is in 2012.

2010

Donated funds for over 560,000 water purification tablets for Pakistan Flood Crisis Relief.

95 water pumps installed.

Underground drainage system and toilet facilities were constructed in Mirpur Camp, enough for 650 families (well over 3500 people). Project fully completed in 2011.

2009

50 water pumps installed.

2008

38 water pumps installed.