The rural areas of Bangladesh are affected very much by weather changes and they are very vulnerable to natural calamities like floods. Without protection and strong foundations destruction ravages the homes and stores or the locality. Many goods and supplies and raw products like crops are lost in addition to all the casualties. These factors leave people feeble and in need of our help.
A report from the Daily Dhaka Tribune as recent as 27 July, 2019 stated that 28 districts have been flooded in the month of July alone. To provide a helping hand to these people in need, we provided emergency flood relief to the victims of Gaibandha district in North Bengal for 5 days straight. Including necessities like healthy food and clean water Basmah Foundation team has distributed provisions to countless families and made a huge difference in these five days. However, this is not the end.
While coronavirus literally shaking the entire world including Bangladesh, unfortunately another disaster has hit Bangladesh pretty hard which has caused losses of wealth more than $1 billion. The impact of this cyclone is worse than corona virus.185 km per hour (115 miles/h) wind slammed into Bangladesh's southwestern region and run over like a bulldozer over all the villages.10 million people were affected, and some 500,000 people may have lost their homes and 5 million people are living without power. People are living in fears of the corona virus pandemic that it may spread in crowded shelters.Physical distancing is virtually impossible as families packed into reinforced schools, government buildings and community halls. Villagers has lost home, cropland, fisheries and Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also damaged by this super cyclone.
Bangladesh is a country prone to natural calamity with disasters like floods and tornadoes being prevalent. Up to 3 million people are affected by devastating floods every year. Losing everything they have and falling vulnerable to illnesses these defenseless victims have no one to turn to.
A report as recent as 27 July, 2019 stated that 28 districts have been flooded in the month of July alone. To provide a helping hand to atleast some of these people in need, our partnering organization Basmah Foundation has provided emergency flood relief to the victims of Gaibandha district in North Bengal for 5 days straight. Including necessities like healthy food and clean water Basmah foundation has distributed provisions to countless families and made a huge difference in these five days.However, this is not the end.
More than 500 acres of harvest have been washed away by the rampant waters stripping local farmers of all their hope and hard work. To become a beacon of hope for these farmers and bring back their purpose of life, together with Basmah foundation we have embarked on a project that will distribute nut seeds and provide necessary cultivation aid to more than 600 farmers affected in Shushua char, Bhuapur, Tangail district in Bangladesh. By sponsoring this project, we are also making a huge improvement in the area as the cultivation leads to new harvests. To do this, we need your assistance. Your generosity can make it possible for us to bring back happiness and fulfillment in the lives of these flood affected people.