Provision of clean drinking water via filtering systems at IDP camps, clinics and hospital in the Sittwe programme

Project Provision of clean drinking water via filtering systems at IDP camps, clinics and hospital in the Sittwe programme
Objectives

To provide awareness training on clean water and usage, and the maintenance of ceramic water filters

Project Partners Community Development Association (CDA)
Activities

Distribution of ceramic water filter to clinics, Rural Health Centre (RHC) and INternally Displaced Person (IDP)

Locations Sittwe township
Period 2013 December to 2014 January
Accomplishments

– 100 Ceramic Water Filters distributed to 6 clinics, 1 hospital abd 1 IDP camp
– 70 participants from 1 IDP camp been provided with awareness training on clean water usage and the maintenance of ceramic water filters

Background

In June 2012 inter-communal violence erupted in Rakhine State and reoccurred in October. Over 140,000 Rakhine Buddhists and Muslims were displaced and a vast majority continues to remain in camps located in both urban and rural settings in eight townships across the state. The supply of clean drinking water is a necessity that needs to be met in order to stave off a host of hygiene-related issues. Many camps still depends on water trucks to provide drinking water twice a day. The situation worsens during dry season where many only rely on water pond nearby for both washing and drinking.

Mercy Malaysia Effort

MERCY Malaysia distributed ceramic water Alters to 66 families in 1 IDP camp, 2 in each 6 health clinics and 10 to Dar Paing Emergency Hospital in order to provide safe drinking water for the communities. A total of 100 ceramic water filters were distributed. Camp Water Supply & Maintenance Committees were formed. The committee members attended the Usage and Maintenance of Ceramic Water Filters training courses. These training courses were held at five locations, with a total of 70 participants who attended.