The programme is providing emergency cash assistance to 4,500 households recently displaced caused by erosion of the Padma River in the Naria sub-district of Shariatpur region of Bangladesh.
Funded by UK aid and Start Fund Bangladesh, the project is being implemented by the Shariatpur Development Society, with support from Christian Aid. HelpAge International and Handicap International are also providing technical support assistance to the elderly and disabled people.
Naria, Shariatpur district, Bangladesh
September 2018 - November 2018
20,000 (4,500 households)
Shariatpur Development Society (SDS)
UK aid, Start Fund Bangladesh
To respond to the immediate needs of the river-erosion affected population of Naria, Shariatpur district of Bangladesh with cash grants, personal hygiene products and assistive devices for disabled people.
The programme targets one of the most vulnerable communities of the country. Our local partner will deliver multi-purpose cash grants, assistive devices to those with disabilities, and distribute hygiene kits supported by hygiene promotion campaigns. The programme is inclusive in nature and prioritises households that are women-headed and have children, elderly or other family members with disabilities.
- 4,500 families received hygiene kits and approximately £40 as an unconditional cash grant.
- 158 elderly and those with disabilities received assistive devices.
- Hygiene promotion and awareness campaigns were run in the local area.
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