Severe flooding and landslides have struck large areas of north and south-east Bangladesh due to a heavy monsoon season. This has affected nearly 2 million people, leaving hundreds of thousands without homes.
CAFOD has pledged £50k to help with the relief effort. Working with Caritas Bangladesh, CAFOD hopes to reach more than 4000 of the most vulnerable people in the Chittagong and Sylhet districts.
As well as providing short-term relief where it is urgently needed, CAFOD aims to continue working to help those people worst affected to rebuild their lives. CAFOD’s Paula Nyunt said:
“By employing people to carry out repair work, we are giving options to families who have been forced to leave their homes with nothing. They can spend the money they earn on food or on whatever they most urgently need – like clothes or emergency household items, and by repairing water pumps and damaged latrines, they are helping to ensure good sanitation to prevent the spread of disease. Caritas Bangladesh’s quick response to these devastating floods is helping to save lives.”
By working both before and after an emergency, CAFOD helps to rebuild not only homes, but lives and livelihoods. It is your regular contributions that enable this work to continue. If you would like to offer your support by setting up a regular gift you can do so by clicking here.
To read more about CAFOD’s ongoing work in Bangladesh, visit the Connect2 Bangladesh blog by clicking here.