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Disaster Preparedness by Ensuring Water and Sanitation

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Project title: Disaster Preparedness by Ensuring Water and Sanitation (DPE-WATSAN) Facilities in Relief Shelters.

Donor: Irish Aid

Technical support: Concern Universal- Bangladesh (CUB)

Goal:  
To reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by inadequate water and sanitation provision in emergency relief shelters in targeted areas of Bangladesh’s cyclone belt.

Objective:

  • To provide safe water and sanitary latrines in 20 targeted cyclone shelters (in respect of SPHERE standards).
  • To develop community awareness on use of safe water and sanitary latrines during and after disaster
  • To develop community capacity on constriction, operation and management of water and sanitation facilities during emergencies.

Duration: One year (July 2009-June 2010)

Location & Target Coverage:

Area Coverage

Beneficiary/TG coverage

Name of District Name of Upazila/Thana No. of  union/Ward No. of  Village/Mahalla/Para Categories Direct Indirect Total
Coxs Bazar Pekua and Moeshkhali 6 84 Male 20,495 5,708 26,203
Female 22,305 6,855 29,160
Child 8,717 10,349 19,066
Total 51,517 22,910 74,427

Major Activities:

  • Awareness raising activities
  • Capacity building/Training
  • Workshop/Seminars/Meeting (Advocacy)
  • Hard ware installation.

Target & Achievement:

No

Activities

Target

Achievement

Remarks

1 Inception Phase:

-

 

 
1.1 Recruitment

5

5

1.2 Project Orientation and foundation training

1

1

1.3 Situation analysis/Need assessment

20

20

In Pekua and Moeshkhali Upazilla.
1.4 Activation of Shelter Management Committee

20

20

1.5 Formation of volunteer committee

100

100

20 shelters 5 from each in Pekua and Moeshkhali Upazilla.
1.6 Activation word watsan task force

20

20

In Pekua and Moeshkhali Upazilla.
1.7 Activation union watsan task force

6

6

In Pekua and Moeshkhali Upazilla
1.8 Activation  union disaster management committee

6

6

In Pekua and Moeshkhali Upazilla
2 Awareness raising activities

 

 

 
2.1 Meeting with shelter management committee

180

177

They are very much aware about the shelter management before and after disaster regarding the watsan facilities.
2.2 Meeting with volunteer committee in shelter catchments area.

180

180

Community of shelter catchments area gradually get aware on use of sanitary latrine and shelter and watsan management during and after disaster.
2.3 Meeting with word watsan taskforce

180

102

Previously the taskforce meeting did not held. The member were not conscious about the meeting. Word watsan taskforce is now aware for their responsibilities. Taskforce member growing awareness to their community people by meeting for ensuring disaster friendly watsan to their house hold. To proper management of cyclone shelters watsan facilities during the disaster period taskforce member act as change maker to their community.
2.4 Meeting with union watsan taskforce

54

40

Previously the meeting did not held. They were not available and not to make conscious for task force meeting. They decided that in every union parishad meeting will discuss how they will ensure of disaster friendly watsan facilities in their community house hold. They are trying to forbid open defecation and increase of use of latrine and safe water users.
2.5 Meeting with union disaster management committee

54

40

Previously the meeting did not held. They were not available and not to make conscious for task force meeting. They decided that in every union parishad meeting will discuss how they will ensure of disaster friendly watsan facilities in their community house hold. They are trying to forbid open defecation and increase of use of latrine and safe water users.
2.6 Courtyard meeting with female

820

711

Volunteer training completed October’09. From October-November they conducted meeting. Now the house hold are aware about on disaster friendly watsan and importance use of sanitary toilets and safe water. They are trying to  make safe from water born diseases and keep personal hygiene. They are practicing with soap before taking meal and after use toilet.
2.7 Community meeting with male

180

177

Community male group now aware on their health and sanitation. They are creating mass awareness on disaster friendly toilet and tube-well and starting from their house hold.
2.8 Tea-stall session

180

180

By tea-stall session people has knowledge about the preparation during disaster time and after disaster. The community people know the management of cyclone shelters during the disaster.
2.9 School sessions

180

180

Children are the change maker for every family and community. Students much aware about on sanitary latrines and its use, safe water and personal hygiene.
2.10 Cultural/ Folk show

24

23

3 Capacity building/training

 

 

 
3.1 Training on watsan for staff

1

1

Concern Universal- Bangladesh conducted.
3.2 Training on shelter management

4

4

100 no. of trained in Pekua and Moeshkhali Upazilla.
3.3 Training on disaster friendly watsan technology and WSP for staff, vol, DSMC

4

4

100 no. of volunteers trained.
4 Hard ware installation
4.1 Water option installation

20

20

10 in Pekua Upazill and 10 in Moeshkhali Upazilla.
4.2 Latrine installation

20

20

10 in Pekua Upazill and 10 in Moeshkhali Upazilla.
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