Surviving with Aila and other dark parts of natural disasters
Cyclone Affected Children and Families in Coastal Bangladesh
Donate glasses of fresh water everyday
Living across rivers, near the Sunderban in the coastal south region of Bangladesh. Little little houses made of bamboos and goal leaves are seen in the shore. No fresh water, no roads, no medical care, no electricity, no help. Just use the nature, exploit the nature and survive. Children are most affected. Diarrhea is a killer disease here. Malnutrition is common, child death is high.
Boats like these are also homes besides the means of living for many who have lost everything or never had anything like a home, sweet home. Children here are highly insecured.
The children deserve a better living. They wish to get a connection with the real world. They wish to stay in their lands but also wish to get access into education, nutrition and basic health care facilities. Fresh water is a crying need in this forgotten region where only rain water is THE fresh water. We are collecting the rain water in reservoir like maintained ponds for drinking and cooking purposes. It's a costly deal. We need supports from all.
Cyclone Aila in 2009 destroyed everything here. No promised help reached in this saline region which is 80 km off the real world, very remote forest regions in the coastal south of Bangladesh. Life just goes here for thousands of years through fishing and fighting with jungle beasts. 95% inhabitants earn less than 0.50 CAD or nothing. A change is long due. We are here to help develop children's lives and parents ways of living.
A home like this one is the source of maximum level of pride of Sakina, a mother of 3 children living there. It's so hard for people in the coast to achieve a shed on their heads like this one. Floods and cyclones often destroy these homes and their lives. We are helping them to convert these little little facilities into home-based farms providing all necessary things needed to create traditional (non-poultry) chicken, ducks and vegetable farms click. Empowering mothers results into ensuring nutrition for children.
The main professions of the people here are
1. Fishing from rivers
2. Collecting honey and woods from the Sunderban
Both are highly dangerous, destructive for the environment, partially illegal.
Child labor (starting at 6 years age) is common.
Raising home-based economy is certainly solving parts of the problems in the region.
Pictures depicting the continuous sufferings of the Aila affected children and people
Management team in coastal region
Assasuni, Satkhira; Dakub and Koyra, Khulna
Mohamed Moslem Ali, MA
Md Kamruzzaman, MA
Research and Project Development Team
Anamik Ani Khan, M.Sc.
Cell: +88 01818776548
For knowing the independent assessment on disastrous condition in human lives due to Aila please click the video here click
Please donate specially to the fund for maintaining water reservoirs and treatment facilities supplying fresh water in these permanent saline affected coastal regions. This is key to avoiding severe diarrheal deaths among children.
Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Cool nature often turns violent on them- flood, cyclone, tornado with salinity in water. These people have been tasting things every year which many of us can't even imagine. They deserve some help. They wait for help. They look for us. They need tools to survive. We can provide some. We are providing some like pure drinking water, milk and nutrition rich foods for babies, helping mothers raise home-based farms although we know their houses are even vulnerable. Please come and extend your hands for these people. Please contact us if you wish to see the severity in your own eyes. Let's have a vacation with them , a real one. Your spending few days with the children would help them feel that there is a world who cares about them.