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Providing multi-purpose cash grants and hygiene kits to 3,852 flood-affected households, and organising a hygiene campaign in the Jamalapur and Kurigram districts, Bangladesh.

August 2019 - Heavy monsoon rain triggered flooding in 21 northern, north-eastern; south-eastern and central districts of Bangladesh. The overall flood situation in Kurigram, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Bogra & Sirajganj, Sylhet, Sunamganj districts is expected to deteriorate. People in many areas are facing a crisis, with difficultly to secure pure drinking water, because the tube-well has been been submerged under floodwater. Older people, people with disabilities, children and women are facing the most difficulties.

What we're doing

Christian Aid and our partners on the ground are providing emergency humanitarian assistance to an estimated 40 villages, through the distribution of unconditional cash grants, hygiene kits and by organising hygiene sessions.

Key information


12 sub-districts of Jamalpur and Kurigram, Bangladesh


21 July-4 September 2019

Programme value:


Target population:

3,852 households in 400 villages (roughly 19,260 people)

Partners :

The consortium is led by Christian Aid, with implementing partners Dhaka Ahsania Mission and HelpAge International. We are working closely with women-headed civil-society organisations, selected by Christian Aid under the UN Women capacity-building project.

Funded by:

DFID Start Fund

Start Fund Bangladesh hygiene training sessions

Our approach

We will provide unconditional cash grants to people affected by the flooding in the Jamalpur and Kurigram districts. This aims to rapidly reduce the negative impacts of flooding on their lives and livelihoods/jobs and businesses. 

Local civil society organisations are involved, to ensure that the most vulnerable families are identified and reached.

Families are receiving basic hygiene kits to allow them to protect themselves from water-borne diseases that are common during floods. People are also participating in hygiene awareness sessions, including guidance on health and hygiene during flooding.

Contact us

Shahana Hayat

Humanitarian Programme Manager

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Start Fund Bangladesh - flood response
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