In 2017, an estimated 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district. Adding to a refugee population of 200,000 already living there. The response by the international community since then has been tremendous with numerous International Organisations (NGOs, IGOs, INGOs, etc) providing emergency services to the refugees.
The Project office of the Swiss Agency for Development (SDC) in Cox’s Bazar was initiated with the aim to be a WASH Technical Resources Unit within the premises of the Department of Public Health and Engineering (DPHE) in order to support DPHE and the WASH sector responding to needs of refugees and host communities alike.
After half time of operation, together with a Bengali Consultant, we were doing a Mid Term Review of the activities, assessing Relevance, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of the project so far.
The project in Cox’s Bazar is foreseen to continue until end of 2022.