A series of three images featuring children at a solar water project station. On the left, a girl in a blue shirt smiles, holding a glass of water. The middle shows boys in blue shirts drinking water from taps. On the right, two girls hold glasses of water, standing in front of the OASIS Box

Bangladesh Statistics

  • Approximately 79 million people in Bangladesh still do not have clean drinking water sources near their homes . (Water Aid)
  • Almost 8.5% of the total deaths in Bangladesh result due to water, sanitation and hygiene-related issues (UN-Water, 2013).
  • Every one in two people, in urban cities of Bangladesh, consume pathologically contaminated water. (JMP estimate for 2020)
  • Approximately 59% of the population uses safely managed drinking water services.(World Bank, 2020)
  • Atleast 30% of households in every division consumed faecally contaminated drinking water. The three divisions with highest levels of consumption of contaminated drinking water were Sylhet (61.9%), Dhaka (50.9%) and Chittagong (48.1%) (UNICEF, 2018). Solar Water Project (Bondh E Shams) has multiple active projects in Cox’s Bazaar.