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Impact/Risk Level

Critical / High (no comparative evaluation has been made in the site selection)

Severe/High

4. Site congestion and landslides

5. Lack of toilets and bathing facilities

3. Indoor air Severe/ High pollution due to conventional cooking stoves, kitchen design and fuelwood

Impact/Risk

250,000

4.4. Arrangements for fire prevention and safety Human settlements should respect a 50m buffer zone around streams and wetland ecosystems.

300,000

50,000

4,3. Urgent actions to stabilise the steep slopes of the hills to minimise risks of landslides (engineering and biological reinstatement of soils and terrain). Replant deep root light trees, grass and bushes to stabilise slopes. Construct retaining wall in foothill.

5.1 Set up make-shift bathrooms with tube-wells at convenient distances for the women to be able to regularly use the facility. 5.2. Set up separate toilet blocks for women at convenient distances 5.3 Ensure adequate lighting at the toilets for protection measures

400,000

4.2. Urgent need to decongest the main site as life is not sustainable at the current concentrations

Improvement of toilets and bathing facilities for women in the makeshift camps

1.2 M

4.1. Preparation of a contingency plan for emergencies such as fire, landslide, heavy rainfall, cyclone and/or non-availability of water

Relocation from the overcrowded sites and measures against landslides

Rohingya in Kutupalong and Balukhali camps 500,000

Women in Kutupalong and Balukhali makeshift camps 300’000

1.2

SCG CXP, GoB

ISCG CXP, GoB

UN Women, FAO, UNHCR, Red Cross

Beneficiaries Partners

3.1. Shelter cluster should focus on proper ventilation while developing improved housing design for the Rohingya. Also need to communicate the importance of and proper use of safe cooking stoves, e.g. ICS, LPG stoves. Community kitchens could be another option. These will benefit the health of women and children as indoor pollution will be substantially reduced and direct exposure of women and children to emissions will be significantly minimised. Finally, the likelihood of fire is high in dry season, so safety measures for cooking indoors should be well propagated.

Recommended Actions

Awareness raising campaign

Mitigation Measures

Host Communities and Rohingya population 1.2 M

People concerned

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