Disaster preparedness and Food Needs for Disadvantaged Communities in Cox’s Bazar

Project Id: 
Bangladesh-coxbazar
Summary: 
The Ramadan program covered youth who were not only socially, financially, economically and culturally disadvantaged and vulnerable due to poverty, but also live in an area severely affected by natural catastrophes. The beneficiaries of the project were youth aged from 14 to 25, living in the Upazilla of Teknaf, one of the most vulnerable areas of Bangladesh.  The overall aim of this project was to provide iftar and sahur to 120 poor youth in ten villages and at the same time provide training on basic disaster preparedness.  The program ran from in Ramadan 2009, and resulted in the increased awareness of disaster risk reduction and preparedness in affected communities.

The Ramadan program covered youth who were not only socially, financially, economically and culturally disadvantaged and vulnerable due to poverty, but also live in an area severely affected by natural catastrophes. The beneficiaries of the project were youth aged from 14 to 25, living in the Upazilla of Teknaf, one of the most vulnerable areas of Bangladesh.  The overall aim of this project was to provide iftar and sahur to 120 poor youth in ten villages and at the same time provide training on basic disaster preparedness.  The program ran from in Ramadan 2009, and resulted in the increased awareness of disaster risk reduction and preparedness in affected communities.
 

Project Facts
 

Implementing Period: 
 

1 month, September 2009

 

Project Partner:

Muslim Aid

 

Objectives:

  • Community is better prepared in the event of a disaster.
     
  • The project will increase awareness of disaster risk reduction and preparedness in the local community through educating youth on disaster preparedness and risk reduction.
     
  • Address the food needs of youth of training during Ramadan

 

Expected Beneficiaries:
 

Direct Beneficiaries: 1,200 youth trained in disaster preparedness and risk reduction; 6,000 family members receive food from payment to trainees
 

Indirect Beneficiaries: 100,000 community members

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