The situation

Flash flooding has left hundreds of thousands of families with no livelihood until the next harvest in April 2018. The latest reports show a near total loss of Boro paddy, which means that life across the entire haor region has been paused. People are leaving everything and migrating to Dhaka. Livestock is being sold at dismal prices. Most of the schools are closed and even the children who can get to them cannot concentrate because there is no food at home.

Our response

We provided initial relief of BDT 160,725,000 to 66,000 families from our own funds.

Our programme will provide 60,000 families with cash and food, 10,000 with livestock fodder and vaccinations, 5,500 students with a midday meal at school and 3,000 students with boat transport to school. This plan is based on our own rigorous examination of the situation of the worst-affected families, and consistent with technical expertise from the UN and the Government of Bangladesh.

Help us raise BDT 133,480,000 (USD 1,657,313) to take immediate action on a large scale.

Thank you to the many who already have. We also extend our gratitude to all BRAC staff in Bangladesh for donating a day’s salary and helping to raise BDT 14,518,571 (approximately USD 180,187).

BDT 15,192,931 raised so far

How you can help

On the ground

If we do not step up now, our nation will take a huge step backwards.

Recent responses

How we work

Bangladesh has a history of extreme climatic events claiming millions of lives, and the number of people displaced from their homes due to riverbank erosion, permanent inundation and sea level rise is increasing rapidly every year. A lack of awareness and coordination about disaster preparedness, climate change and its impact make the population even more susceptible to the effects of natural disasters.

Providing relief to disaster-affected populations was one of the very first goals we began our journey with. We focus on minimising the effects of climate change and reducing vulnerability through:

  1. Improving our institutional response capacity
  2. Building disaster risk reduction capacity at the community level
  3. Improving adaptability and coping ability through predictive research, information transfer and education