Fire raged through a refugee camp in Bangladesh, starting March 22. Hundreds of homes and other essential facilities were affected. Close to 100,000 people were affected.
Islamic Relief moved fast to get survivors essential items, including emergency tents, latrines, hygiene kits including face masks and covid-19 protective material, and other items such as clothes and mosquito nets. Now, we are in the rebuilding phase, with a goal to build 500 transitional shelters for Rohingya refugees who lost their homes.
You can learn more on our Myanmar page. Please remember them in your dua and in your donations today.
A significant percentage of the population in Bangladesh depend on agricultural outputs for income. However, tropical storms and coastal flooding may interfere, only to exacerbate poverty and economic insecurity. Educational opportunities also continue to be of varying quality.
Did you know the following statistics about Bangladesh?
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Bangladesh are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief first provided aid in Bangladesh in 1991, in response to a tropical cyclone. Since that, time IR donors have supported efforts for orphans, water and sanitation, food, and more.
IRUSA’s support of projects within Bangladesh range from rooftop gardens that are mitigating climate change, to watershed management, to disaster resilience. As always, we keep both long-term and short-term health and nutrition programs a priority.
Islamic Relief USA staff and affiliates have recently visited a variety of projects in the country.
Here’s just a sampling of our recent efforts for families in need across Bangladesh
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Bangladesh a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.