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Water Shortage Shoot Up Rohingya’s Hardships in Camps

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 3rd October 2018

Coxsbazaar: Water shortage in a refugee camp of Coxsbazaar, Bangladesh shot up Rohingya’s hardships and they are seen to be standing in a long queue for five days, according to reports received on 29th September 2018.

In camp no. 27 of Zadimura Rohingya were spotted to be standing with their buckets in a long queue and even after queuing for five days they could not receive a single drop of water.

[Image taken on 29th Sept 2018 shows a water tank provided by Solidarites International at Zadimura camp no.27 of Coxsbazaar. Image: RVISION TV]

The tank provided by the Solidarites international is the only eligible water collection point in that area, and since past few days, no one could collect the water they needed.

“Is it the only tank in the area, where we could collect water for drinking and cooking. Today, its the fifth day we cannot cook anything at home. Now we are going to the waterfall in the jungle for collecting water,” explains a victim, while standing in the long queue under the naked sun.

Water shortage took the worst shape in Rohingya camps and similar queues were also observed in other camps as well.

Read more on water shortage at Tenghali Camp:

Water Scarcity Increased Rohingya’s Sufferings

“We need more water tanks, toilets, and firewood in this area. We are badly in need of these three important things,” says a suffering Rohingya, when asked about their immediate needs.

International humanitarian agencies and UNHCR are working hard on the ground to assist a population of nearly 1.3 million since 2016, but to fulfill the need of this huge population seems to be challenging day by day.

Rohingya water collecting pots seen to be in a long queue in Tenghali makeshift camp, Cox’sbazaar on 11th July 2018. Image: RVISION TV

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