Bangladesh Floods - August 2016
2016 Bangladesh Floods Response
Humanitarian assistance provided:
Provide emergency shelter materials and unrestricted cash transfers
image from past flooding - credit: The Guardian
Bangladesh hit by floods
Bangladesh was heavily hit by flooding during the monsoon season with continuous rain for most of July and August. The water level reached dangerous levels quickly, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure in 19 districts. More than 3.7 million people have been affected in what is the worst flooding to hit the country in almost 20 years.
The flood-affected areas are some of the poorest in the country, and the extent of the damage will require a long-term rebuilding effort. Children, women, elderly and people with disabilities are among the most vulnerable, as they are less resilient against disruption to their livelihoods. Many have lost their homes, household items and job opportunities. Crops have also been severely affected.
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Care Canada Organizational Capacity in Bangladesh
CARE has been present in the area for more than 40 years and has ongoing projects and pre-existing partners in place. The organization has a ready network of vendors and warehouses, giving it the ability to deliver aid quickly and effectively to affected populations.
Proposed Humanitarian Response
Reduce vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women and children, by meeting their immediate shelter needs and improving their ability to meet their immediate family needs
- Provide emergency shelter materials to 2,000 of the most marginalized, vulnerable displaced families.
- Provide unconditional cash support to 10,000 people to enable them to cover major and critical family needs.
Distribution of Funds
Global Affairs Canada $250,000
Humanitarian Coalition $33,333
Oxfam Canada $50,000 $