Monday, 21 Jan 2019

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Green, non-polluting tech to provide safe water for Rohingyas

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Health Desk-- 5th Jan’19: The UN refugee agency UNHCR and its partners have been turning to green and non-polluting technology, including solar power, to help provide safe and clean water to Rohingyas living in the crowded settlements in Cox’s Bazar district, reports UNB.

Over the past six months, five new safe water networks funded by UNHCR have been completed in the Kutapalong-Balukhali refugee site that are fully powered by solar energy, said UNHCR on Friday.

The five new water networks- jointly completed by UNHCR, MSF, OXFAM and BRAC -are currently providing safe water to over 40,000 refugees.

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees are living across 36 different locations in Bangladesh.