Oxfam is providing vital aid including clean water and food to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. So far, we've reached at least 266,000 people (and we are planning to reach 300,000).
We currently have a team of 146 people in Cox's Bazar - 120 of whom are Bangladeshi - working hard to provide emergency aid in a $25 million response. This is currently Oxfam's third biggest humanitarian program - after Yemen and Ethiopia.
We're helping people stay healthy by installing water points, toilets and showers, and distributing soap and other essentials like sanitary cloths. We have recruited more than 300 Rohingya volunteers to help us train 11,000 refugees about the importance of good hygiene.
We're installing a large sewage facility to process the waste of 50,000 people, which will rise to 100,000. To help local communities cope with water shortages, we are providing around 385,000 litres of chlorinated water daily in the Teknaf area.
We're providing almost 24,000 households with vouchers that can be exchanged at local markets for fresh vegetables and ingredients to supplement their basic rations - the 13 items available include spinach, potatoes, eggs, dried fish and spices.
We have installed solar-powered lights around the camp and provided torches and portable solar lanterns so that refugees - especially women - feel safer leaving their shelters after dark to reach water points and toilets. We have worked with refugees to design new toilets and wash rooms that afford more safety and privacy and are more suited to their needs. We're also supplying fabric and vouchers for tailors - many refugees arrived with only the clothes they were wearing.
To help refugees move from low-lying land to safer ground, Oxfam is supporting the UN to expand the giant Ukhiya camp and the smaller camp at Teknaf, by building water and sanitation infrastructure, tube wells, water piping and latrines.
Oxfam has built more than 200 deep tube wells and over 400 shallow tube wells which help to prevent water being contaminated after a heavy rain fall and leading to an outbreak of disease. We've also built a large sewage treatment plant, decommissioned 30,000 full pit toilets, and installed new longer-lasting toilets - including with tiger worms in the sceptic tanks to compost the waste.