The Sylhet Flooding Relief provides dry food and/or cash assistance to those affected by the disastrous flood in Sylhet, the northern, and the northeastern regions of Bangladesh. Our funds will assist affected households with dry food and/or cash support. As always our implementing partners have been rigorously vetted and continue to be very effective in the field.
Donations here are used for food distribution and cash transfers to a diverse group of economically disadvantaged Bangladeshi residents as they face covid19, floods, cyclones, and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Your donations are distributed among a dozen rigorously vetted implementers including non-profits (e.g. JAAGO, BDesh, Bidyanondo)
As of 2019, the people of Bangladesh were looking ahead to a bright future for their country, spurred on by over a decade of remarkable economic growth. Ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rohingya refugee crisis, and climate change reach deep resulting in worsening natural disasters (e.g., deadlier cyclones and frequent floods) and economic hardships (e.g., spiralling inflation and widespread poverty).
Bangladesh now finds itself on the brink of a severe humanitarian crisis with a myriad of national and local emergencies that the country is struggling to keep up with using domestic resources. For instance, many have lost their livelihoods during the lockdown, and significant parts of the population are at a risk of starvation. The people of Bangladesh urgently need our help.
Listen to a brief description of what Nourish Bangladesh is all about from one of our board of director members and Vice Treasurer, Ethan Ellis
We are a diverse international group of volunteers fundraising for the economically disadvantaged people of Bangladesh. Our goal is to help them fight hunger as they deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change fueled natural disasters, and the Rohingya Refugee crisis.
In addition to raising awareness and collecting donations, we care deeply about making the most of our donor’s money. To this end, we have convened a team comprising a professor with a specialty in development economics, students, young professionals, and individuals with ground experience doing volunteer work in Bangladesh. This team researches and thoroughly vets NGOs and grassroots volunteer groups on behalf of our donors.
If there is one time that physicians are called upon to step up, it is during a public health and science crisis. However when it comes to pandemicis we know that individuals working alone is not sufficient. A public health crisis needs to involve the whole public working in concert to minimize suffering and deliver care to the greatest number. While medicine and vaccines are important, the first thing people need is food and shelter, followed by adequate sanitation. Clean water, public sanitation, sewers, has historically saved more lives then anything else. So donate to first fed and shelter those in need then support public health efforts along with education about these important issues. It will not only help those in Bangladesh, it also will make you healthier and happier. Doing good is good for your health. So be selfish and donate.