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)
Funds raised from the Winter Blanket Drive (WBD) will be used to provide blankets to poor families, particularly in North Bengal (e.g., Dinajpur, Rangpur) as they face significant hardship in dealing with the cold winter. Our implementing partners include Nourish Bangladesh vetted non-profit organizations and grassroot volunteers all across Bangladesh.
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.
Nourish Bangladesh provides a great opportunity for people living aboard and in Bangladesh to help those who are in need. I like how they give you the option to donate to registered and non registered ngos. So definitely go and check out the work they did so far and please donate as the covid situation's still really bad in Bangladesh. They need your help!