Floods and Fires in Bangladesh – Sept 2019
In the past 3 months, Bangladesh has had 2 major disasters, the first being significant flooding in the north of the country due to copious monsoon rains in India, Nepal, and China which have flowed into Bangladesh. See Internet report here.
Nine of the communities we serve and 4 of our schools have been affected. Houses have been washed away and crops decimated. We have been able to assist with emergency food and building repairs and all our schools have reopened. Warwick Lloyd (Chairman) and John Doherty (Treasurer) will visit flood areas in mid-November to evaluate what is still needed to be done. Flooding at our Nagershari School Emergency Food Aid. We involved the local community officials in the distribution.
Massive Fire in Dhaka Slum
The second disaster was a massive fire in the old downtown slum area in Dhaka. See the news report here. Thousands of people lost everything and were made homeless. A delegation led by Kalyan visited the site the next day to render what counselling assistance they could. The delegation was shocked by the devastation. Within 48 hours, out of the blue, a German Church contacted Kalyan and sent 7,000 Euros for emergence relief for those affected by the fire. They were able to provide a set of new clothes for over a thousand people.
The recovery from both these disasters is slow, so any help you can offer will be amazing. Click on the associate project button on this page.