Bangladesh is the delta area for three huge rivers, the Megna, the Jamuna and the Ganges. The rivers overflowing bring life and fertility to the fields. But the flip side is floods, cyclones, tidal waves and other natural disasters - frequent but unpredictable events in the lives of Bangladeshis. All of our partners do what they can to help when these sudden needs arise, particularly in the areas they are near to.
Together we were able to bring some relief to people suffering from the impact of:
2007 floods submerge 3 districts in central Bangladesh, 2008 Cycle Sidr kills 3500
2009 Cyclone Aila makes all the fresh drinking water in the south-west saline.
2011 Extremely cold weather when people have insufficient bedding
2013 Tornado destroys 100s of houses in southern Khulna district. 2014 fire guts a slum in Dhaka
2013, 2015, 2017 Floods destroy the houses of thousands living near the big rivers
2017 The Rohingya refugee crisis
The Response: dry food distribution, drinking water distribution, blanket distribution, seeds for planting, tin and pillars for house reconstruction - and much else.