Factors associated with practice of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) among the 8 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

This mass migration has created extensive pressure to services existing in the refugee 75 camps and makeshift settlements (Iacucci et al., 2017). Essential services including food, water, 76 health service access, and mostly shelter and sanitation are insufficient in properly 77 accommodating the needs of the refugees (Iacucci et al., 2017). The unsanitary living conditions 78 accompanied by poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices have facilitated the 79 emergence of many infectious diseases i.e., diarrhea, cholera, chickenpox, diphtheria etc. 80 (Ahmed et al., 2018; Cousins, 2018; Hsan, Naher, & Siddique, 2019)Consequently, the present 81 study was conducted to establish baseline information concerning WASH practices and 82 investigate factors associated with WASH practices among Rohingya refugees.