The Sylhet Flooding Relief provides dry food and/or cash assistance to those affected by the disastrous flood in Sylhet, the northern, and the northeastern regions of Bangladesh. Our funds will assist affected households with dry food and/or cash support. As always our implementing partners have been rigorously vetted and continue to be very effective in the field.
Thank you for trusting Nourish Bangladesh with your qurbani funds. Our implementing partners will ensure 100% of the meat from the Nourish Bangladesh funded qurbani are given to the neediest and poorest in Bangladesh. Nourish Bangladesh's expertise lies in making certain that your funds are used timely, cost-effectively, and conscientiously. The qurbani that we are funding excel on all of these criteria. For qurbani, we considered only those of our vetted implementing partners on the ground who already have qurbani initiatives running.
The Sitakunda Disaster Relief Fund provides both dry food and cash assistance to those affected by the container depot fire in Sitakunda, Chattogram. Our fund will assist households whose members died, were injured, or lost employment as a result of the fire. As always our implementing partners have been rigorously vetted and continues to be an effective partner of Nourish Bangladesh.
Donations here are used for food distribution and cash transfers to a diverse group of economically disadvantaged Bangladeshi residents as they face covid19, floods, cyclones, and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Your donations are distributed among a dozen rigorously vetted implementers including non-profits (e.g. JAAGO, BDesh, Bidyanondo)
As of 2019, the people of Bangladesh were looking ahead to a bright future for their country, spurred on by over a decade of remarkable economic growth. Ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rohingya refugee crisis, and climate change reach deep resulting in worsening natural disasters (e.g., deadlier cyclones and frequent floods) and economic hardships (e.g., spiralling inflation and widespread poverty).
Bangladesh now finds itself on the brink of a severe humanitarian crisis with a myriad of national and local emergencies that the country is struggling to keep up with using domestic resources. For instance, many have lost their livelihoods during the lockdown, and significant parts of the population are at a risk of starvation. The people of Bangladesh urgently need our help.
Listen to a brief description of what Nourish Bangladesh is all about from one of our board of director members and Vice Treasurer, Ethan Ellis
We are a diverse international group of volunteers fundraising for the economically disadvantaged people of Bangladesh. Our goal is to help them fight hunger as they deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change fueled natural disasters, and the Rohingya Refugee crisis.
In addition to raising awareness and collecting donations, we care deeply about making the most of our donor’s money. To this end, we have convened a team comprising a professor with a specialty in development economics, students, young professionals, and individuals with ground experience doing volunteer work in Bangladesh. This team researches and thoroughly vets NGOs and grassroots volunteer groups on behalf of our donors.
Our aim is to collect and distribute donations to those who are making the biggest difference in fighting hunger. We hope our commitment and expertise will allow donors to feel confident that every dollar they contribute through us will be used to its fullest. All members of our team are volunteering for free and we do not work for any of the NGOs or grassroots projects we are vetting.
We hope you will join us in our fight to thwart this humanitarian crisis and to help save lives from being lost to hunger.
COVID-19 lures us into insular, isolationist thinking as we wonder how we can best protect ourselves and our families. Others’ needs feel more secondary, especially as those others feel further away than ever due to the suspension of most tourism and air travel, and as our hardships at home drown out concerns for hardships abroad. But we also know that those communities most at-risk and disadvantaged pre-virus, both domestically and abroad, are experiencing the impact of COVID-19 with disproportionate severity. The moral imperative to give, to reject that insularity, is stronger than ever. Not only do we know and trust the Bhuiyan family and Nourish Bangladesh, we also believe they’re uniquely positioned to direct funds to high-impact, grassroots efforts to mitigate hunger in Bangladesh. We’re excited to support them in their efforts to support Bangladeshis.