Preparing communities for natural disasters and dealing with the aftermath.
DEALING WITH NATURAL DISASTERS
Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to climate change as people suffer the repercussions of global warming. Cyclones and floods ravage the country with increasing regularity and the poor are always the worst affected. It is estimated that more than 8000 people die here every year because of extreme climate-related events, more than in any other country across the planet. Friendship focuses its efforts on helping the char inhabitants in areas prone to natural disasters. We also support local government and community-based institutions to improve conditions and accelerate the rehabilitation process.
Some of the effects climate change has on Bangladesh and its inhabitants.
What we do
We prepare communities to face natural disasters
We put prevention and mitigation measures in place to reduce the impact of natural disasters and help save lives and livelihoods.
We deliver immediate emergency relief
In times of crisis, Friendship delivers immediate emergency relief services to remote communities and ensures their basic needs are met.
We help people recover after natural disaster
We help communities recover after a natural disaster by providing basic supplies, shelter, access to clean water and essential healthcare.
How we make a difference
Floods in 2014 and 2015
Floods in 2014 and 2015 triggered by heavy rainfall affected millions of people leaving thousands homeless (or displaced) and causing damage to their crops, killing their herds, thus losing their livelihoods. Friendship was able to distribute over 20,000 food packs to remote char communities during the relief phase of floods in 2014 and 2015.
Cyclone Roanu in 2016
Cyclone Roanu battered the southern coast of Bangladesh in 2016 forcing half a million people to flee their homes. Friendship was able to provide healthcare services to 1750 patients in the affected communities of Hatiya, Kutubdia and Kuakata.