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Introduce improved cooking stove and alternative fuel

Set up separate bathing spaces and separate toilets.

Severe/ High

15. Due to excessive felling of trees and excessive demand, fuelwood has become scarce and costly for local women

16. Rohingya women are hesitant Severe/ High to use common toilets and to bathe outside/on tube-well platforms, and so use a corner in the shelter as their toilet and bathing space, thus making the shelter unhygienic

Mitigation Measures Introduce improved cooking stoves; alternative fuel; community kitchens

Impact/ Risk Level

14. Women and children having Severe/ High respiratory problems due to inhaling smoke from cooking inside ventilation-less shelters

Impact/Risk

Comment

16.1. Set up make-shift bathrooms with tube-wells at convenient distances for women to be able to regularly use the facility. 16.2. Set up separate toilet blocks for women only at convenient distances 16.3. Ensure adequate lighting at the toilets for protection measures

15.1. Distribute improved cooking stoves to local households. 15.2. Distribute alternative fuel (BRH, LPG, etc.) to local women. 15.3. Support host communities to set up shops on alternative fuel in the vicinity of the shelters to cater to the needs of the Rohingya.

Addressed in line #5 above

Addressed in line #8 above

Addressed in line #3 above 14.1. Distribute improved cooking stoves to the Rohingya women as per the recommendations in the joint assessment carried out by the Shelter and Non Food Item (NFI) sector of ISCG. 14.2. Provide orientation training to the Rohingya women on the safe and efficient use of the cooking stoves or use of improved cooking stoves (ICS). 14.3. Distribute alternative fuel (BRH, LPG, etc.) to the Rohingya women. 14.4. Set up and promote community kitchens for women and children to avoid cooking inside shelters where possible (given the cultural barrier of women going outside)

Recommendations/Action Plan

Table 6-3 Recommendations to mitigate Significant Impacts on Gender Issues and Health

The following mitigation measures are proposed to address significant impacts on gender based issues and health (Table 6-3).

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