Send Disaster Relief to Bangladesh Cyclone Victims

by IDEX (International Development Exchange)
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Summary

Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh with winds of up to 150 mph (240km/h) and a tidal surge of several meters. People need food and clean water to rebuild and survive the worst of the cyclone's aftermath.
$1,520
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

IDEX is working with our local grantees in Bangladesh to provide emergency relief. Cyclone Sidr destroyed homes and devastated crops. Some 500,000 homes have been destroyed, and 845,000 households have been affected, according to the British Red Cross. Survivors are now struggling for basic necessities like shelter, rice, medicine and clean water. Families in this region survive on their crops and with these gone they are fast running out of food, and have no access to clean, potable water.

Solution

IDEX will use the funds to buy rice, pulses (beans and peas) and water purification tablets to provide emergency food, salt, saline and clean water to 6000 families (30,000 people). Each person will receive two meals per day for five days.

Long-Term Impact

6000 families will have their immediate food and water needs met, providing greater immunity from disease that occurs in humanitarian crises and sustaining them while they evaluate and assess how to rebuild their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org
New York Times
BBC

Organization Information

IDEX (International Development Exchange)

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org
Project Leader:
Deborah Goldberg
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 13 donors like you, a total of $1,520 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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