Islamic Relief in Bangladesh
Islamic Relief began work in Bangladesh in 1991, helping the victims of a tropical cyclone. Islamic Relief has continued its efforts in relief and development. Having an established office in Bangladesh has allowed us to respond with speed to emergencies such as Cyclone Sidr in 2007, whereby Islamic Relief responded with emergency relief including food, shelter and medical provisions and then subsequently worked on rehabilitation, rebuilding houses and communities.
Due to Bangladesh being prone to cyclones, Islamic Relief has pioneered on disaster risk reduction activities, reducing the potential risk to communities from a natural disaster such as a cyclone. These initiatives have included the construction of shelters; carbon storage and emission reduction activities; promotion of climate adaptive livelihood options; a variety of training sessions, including on First Aid and Rescue; enhanced early-warning systems.