In Bangladesh, biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp is ‘step forward’ for safer human waste disposal in emergencies
Previously posted on Oxfam.org, February 2019
Oxfam has just opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The industrial-scale plant, funded by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), can process the waste of 150,000 people.
Being able to treat large volumes of fecal waste on site, rather than having to transport it elsewhere, is a big step forward in how to safely and sustainably dispose of such waste in emergencies.
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by Amy Schwimmer | 31 Oct 2019