Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam (centre) shows his team how to test an algae sample for Cholera. © icddr,b

28 October 2015

icddr,b scientist receives gold medal from Bangladesh Academy of Sciences

After over three decades of work in cholera research, REACH researcher Dr. Md. SirajuI Islam has been recognised by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, the leading scientific organisation in Bangladesh.

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People gather to inspect Claude’s water storage tank behind his milling plant. © Louise Bloom.

26 October 2015

Water security isn’t a short-term issue for refugees

Access to water is a huge challenge for refugees. In more than half of refugee camps around the world, refugees cannot secure the minimum daily water requirement of 20 litres per person, let alone water to support livelihoods.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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