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Bangladesh and Arakan 2014 Update

By | Bangladesh, Burma, News

BANGLADESH

On the Friday 8th of August 2014, 12 Volunteers set off from London to visit Human Aid UK’s projects in Bangladesh and Burma. Once in Bangladesh the delegation were hosted by one of our partner organisation WAMY. The delegation took place over a five day period with our volunteers returning on Wednesday the 13th August 2014.

With a population of 135 million, Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries in the world. Poverty is deep and widespread with almost half of the population living on less than 0.61p a day, crammed into rural settlements, surrounded by a delta of rivers that empties out into the Bay of Bengal.

The volunteers from UK visited projects in Dhaka, Sathkira, Bogra, Rajshahi, Jessore, Rangpur and Cox bazaar. The projects varied from providing aid to schools, orphanages and families who no longer have a sole breadwinner. The volunteers also had the opportunity to directly hand out the monthly allowances received by the famialies supported there; kindly donated by our generous UK donors.

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ARAKAN

The delegation also visited the Arkhani refugees who are living rainforest on the outskirts of Southern Bangladesh, harsh wilderness. They have been abandoned by both the Burmese and Bangladeshi governments; but they’re not forgotten by you.

We visited 2 running water pumps which are a reality through your donations and further visited the site of 21 additional water pumps under construction which are due to be complete late 2014.

Unfortunately the work does not finish here and we hope to send another delegation in February 2015, Insha’Allah, with your ongoing support.

Bangladesh 2014CostQuantityTotal
Bangladesh Homes£1,9005£9,500
Bangladesh Families per year£45450£22,700
Arakan 2014CostQuantityTotal
Burma Tube Well£8021£1,680
Burma Bathroom/ Toilet£24010£2,400
Burma Sponsoring Teachers inside   (1 Year)£6004£2,400
Burma Medical Treatment (One person average)£3050£1,500
 Total Aid Cost£40,180

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Rising from the ashes

By | Bangladesh, News

 

Author: Anonymous

Bablu a young teacher, his wife and infant daughter live in Shatkira Bangladesh, home of the Royal Bengal tigers that can be found a short drive away in the mangrove forests of the Sunderbans. As dreamy as it may sound the reality is far from the beautiful natural surroundings that they live in.

Bablu has had his house burnt down to the ground, not just his house but several dwellings in the surrounding areas have also been burnt to the ground. His crime, disagreeing with the Government’s oppression and sympathising with another political party.

Without any warning Bablu came home to find his home burning – thankfully he and his family were out. To make matters worse, Bablu had borrowed 100,000 taka which he used to build his house.  So now Bablu lives in a makeshift home which he built using bamboo canes, plastic bags and mud. He shares this home with his wife and daughter, however he still has to repay the loan and continue with his life.

This is the reality of people facing persecution; they have no one to turn to. Thanks to your support we are helping families like Bablu to rebuild his life by rebuilding his home – each costing £1,500. Will you be the one who will build B***** home and many others facing the same predicaments in Bangladesh?

Knowing the reality of the hardship people face it is imperative Human Aid continues to help people and bring hope to lives.

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The Slums of Dhaka

By | Bangladesh, News

Author: Abu Nusaybah

The slums of Uttara, Dhaka  are usually called shanty town, favela, skid row, and ghetto. Drawing on both international literature attempting to define slums as well as widely accepted definitions or norms applied in the Bangladeshi context; slums are defined as settlements with a minimum of 10 households or a mess unit with a minimum of 25 members and:

* Poor housing;

* Very high population density and room crowding;

* Very poor environmental services, especially water and sanitation;

* Very low socio-economic status;

* lack of security of tenure

We were humbled to see the conditions in which the people live in and the fact that in the west we go to sleep with full stomachs or even waste a meal while people scrounge for their meals on a daily basis. This is definitely a location that is forgotten or overlooked even by its own people and fellow neighbours. Knowing the reality of the hardship people face in the slums it is imperative Human Aid continues to help people and bring hope to lives.

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