Of the more than 501,000 people that are estimated to have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar, around 60 percent are children. With so many children affected, it is essential that basic education services are established as soon as possible.
Due to the massive population increase following the influx of Rohingya refugees into Cox’s Bazar, WASH facilities in settlements are under immense strain. In spontaneous settlements, there is limited access to water and sanitation facilities, increasing the risk of an outbreak of disease. Across all sites, poor sanitation conditions pose a serious public health hazard.