Japan and the UN Refugee Agency, has signed an agreement to provide approximately USD 10 million to improve water supply and distribution systems for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar.
The agreement was signed by UNHCR Bangladesh Assistant Representative Yumiko Kashiwa, and Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh ITO Naoki, at the UNHCR country office in Dhaka yesterday.
The project will be implemented in the next three years in collaboration with the Economic Relations Division (ERD), the Department of Public Health and Engineering (DPHE), the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MODMR) as well as the deputy commissioner of Cox’s Bazar.
Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar has been facing challenges in ensuring safe access to water for local population for many years. The situation has become even more challenging following the influx of Rohingya refugees forced to flee from Myanmar in recent years.
This contribution will help stabilise the water supply, and to improve the living conditions of both communities, according to a statement of the UNHCR