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Working with Women in Rohingya Refugee Camps to Make Toilets Safer

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In the world’s largest camp, Rohingya refugees are now living in sprawling and cramped conditions in makeshift shelters made from bamboo and plastic tarpaulin. Finding suitable space to build toilets and washing facilities has proved extremely challenging. More than a third of women surveyed by Oxfam said they did not feel safe or comfortable going to collect water or using toilets and shower cubicles –many of which lack a roof and a lockable door.

In order to help tackle these issues, Oxfam is looking for an innovative approach by bringing in two young architects, Imogen McAndrew and Freya Emerson, who have been working directly with Rohingya refugee women and girls in the design of new, more accessible facilities. Read full story here.

Date: 14 September 2018