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COAST-PKSF joint initiatives for ensuring water and sanitation system in Rohingya Refugee Camp

Today 08 October 2017, COAST Trust (Coastal Association for Social transformation Trust) and PKSF (Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation) have taken joint initiatives for water and sanitation system in Rohingya Refugee camp in Ukhiya Upazilla in Cox’s Bazar. PKSF has also handed over a cheque amount of Tk. 50,00,000/- (Fifty Lac only) to COAST for implementing the program. MD. Abdul Karim (Managing Director-PKSF), Dr. Md. Jasim Uddin (Deputy Managing Director-PKSF), Md. Masiur Rahaman (General Manager-PKSF) and Ms. Begum Shamsun Nahar (Chairperson-COAST Board of Trustee), Mr. Sanat K. Bhowmik (Director-COAST) and Tarik Sayed Harun (Assistant Director-COAST) were present in the event.
COAST is going to implement WATSAN program in Rohingya Refugee Camp through financial support of PKSF. The program includes the activities of setting water supply system, latrine and tube well for refugees and will be implemented in coordinating with Bangladesh Army facilitating the Rohingya influxes at present.
Mentioned that, since 25 August 2017, at least 0.5 million Rohingya have taken shelter in Ukhiya upazilla in Cox’s Bazar due to military persecution in Myanmar. Bangladesh government has providing humanitarian assistance and shelter for these refugees. COAST is also giving food and pure drinking water among the refugees since 7 September 2017 which included 3000 packet of staple food and 3000 liter water per day. Alongside two medical camps are also running and provide primary health care services till the date.

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