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Water crisis in Bangladesh refugee camps

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Burmese Rohingya refugees have been facing an acute water crisis in Nayapara official and unregistered Leda (Tal) camps recently, Hussain Ahamed, a refugee from Nayapara camp said.

During the summer season, the water dam of Nayapara is almost dried up which was built by UNHCR and concerned authority earlier, he more added.

According to refugees, “We are facing from water crisis in every summer season and also getting one pot or two pots of water once from INGO supplied twice a day. But, it is not enough for us as we have over 5 to 6 family members.”

Besides, the unregistered Rohingya refugees from Leda camp (Tal) are also facing an acute water crisis because of scarcity of water, Noor Ahmed from Leda camp said.

There are over 15,000 unregistered Rohingya refugees are living in the Leda camp (Tal) without supporting by UNHCR and even from Bangladesh government, Ahmed said.

“In the summer season, we are not able to cook food and to take baths, for washing clothes and for drinking water on time, but we have to carry unclean water from a stream, a refugee woman Amina said.

Amina, a mother of four children from the Leda camp said some children are facing various skin diseases because of the shortage of water and the overall unhygienic situation.