Saturday 01 April, 2023
08 Sep 2021 | 10: 36 am
ISDE Bangladesh, a non-governmental development organization, has started distributing food to the most vulnerable families in the East Bara Bheola and Kayerbil Union of Cox’s Bazar district impacted by shutdowns due to COVID-19 and flood hits. Alongside making changes in the food and protection materials distribution process in the Rohingya camps as well as host communities to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 and Flash flood, ISDE is working to provide support to the host communities and Rohingya communities of Cox’s Bazar as needed. As well as providing food to vulnerable households, ISDE is also supplying emergency food and protection materials to host communities in the flood and climate change affected peoples in Cox’s Bazar.
ISDE with the support from UK based International Development Agency WJR include dry food items i.e rice-25 kg, potato-5 kg, soybean oil-5 liters, chilli powder/pepper-500-gram, turmeric - 200-gram, onion-2 kg, salt-1 kg, lentils - 2 kg, soap-2 and Mask-2 etc. This food and protection support provided as emergency food aid to the families affected by the recent flash food and lockdown COVID-19 in Cox's Bazar. In order to support the host communities to ensure food security of unemployed people during COVID-19 infection among the local population. Under the program, ISDE will provide such assistance to 1000 families in Cox's Bazar. In this regard, S M Nazer Hossain, Executive Director, ISDE Bangladesh, said that a large number of people in Cox's Bazar were affected by the recent floods. But public-private relief efforts are somewhat inadequate. As a local non-governmental development agency, ISDE has taken this initiative to stand by the helpless and vulnerable people as always. Our organization will continue such initiatives in the future as well in any crisis of the helpless people of the district.
Last September 2, 2021, ISDE Bangladesh, a non-governmental development organization, distributed emergency food and safety items to the families of COVID-19 to 200 local affected host communities by the recent floods in East Bara Veola and Kayerbil Unions of Chakaria Upazila in Cox's Bazar. On this occasion, S M Nazer Hossain, Executive Director of ISDE Bangladesh, Mr. Anwarul Arif Dulal, Chairman of East Bara Veola Union Parishad addressed an informal function at the premises of East Bara Veola Union Parishad.
ISDE Program Coordinator Md. Jahangir Alam, Upazila Manager Jalal Uddin, Program Officer Ariful Islam, Local Social Worker Azizur Rahman Manik, Joynal Hazari, Master Nurul Kabir and others were present. Also present during the distribution at Betua Bazar Mahila Madrasa premises in Kairbil Union was S M Nazer Hossain, Executive Director, ISDE Bangladesh. Kayerbil Union Parishad Panel Chairman Enamul Haque, ISDE Program Coordinator Md. Jahangir Alam, Upazila Manager Jalal Uddin, Program Officer Ariful Islam, Local Social Workers Md. Shamsul Alam, Azizur Rahman Manik, Selim Uddin and others were present.