Donations here are used for food distribution and cash transfers to a diverse group of economically disadvantaged Bangladeshi residents as they face covid19, floods, cyclones, and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Your donations are distributed among a dozen rigorously vetted implementers including non-profits (e.g. JAAGO, BDesh, Bidyanondo)
Funds raised from the Winter Blanket Drive (WBD) will be used to provide blankets to poor families, particularly in North Bengal (e.g., Dinajpur, Rangpur) as they face significant hardship in dealing with the cold winter. Our implementing partners include Nourish Bangladesh vetted non-profit organizations and grassroot volunteers all across Bangladesh.
Despite its remarkable economic growth over the past decades, Bangladesh has unfortunately been consistently stricken by numerous crises. The Rohingya refugee influx in 2016, the devastating effects of COVID-19, and climate change induced aggravated natural disasters have caused immense socio-economic hardships for the people of Bangladesh. The drastic loss of livelihoods, during lockdowns and floods, have thrown major portions of the population at risk of starvation. Bangladesh urgently needs our help to tackle these calamities.
Listen to a brief description of what Nourish Bangladesh is all about from one of our board of director members and Vice Treasurer, Ethan Ellis
We are a diverse international group of volunteers fundraising for Bangladesh, to help them fight hunger as they deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, an event we truly hope remains as rare if not rarer than once in a hundred years.
In addition to raising awareness and collecting donations, we care deeply about making the most of a donor’s money. So we have convened a team of students, academics, a professor specializing in economic development, experienced charity fundraisers and individuals with ground experience volunteering in Bangladesh to research and thoroughly vet NGOs and grassroots volunteer groups on behalf of the donors.
Our aim is to collect and distribute donations to NGOs and grassroot volunteers who are making the biggest difference in fighting hunger and helping those in need. In addition to raising awareness and collecting donations, we are deeply committed to using funds most effectively.
Our commitment, expertise, and accountability ensures that every dollar contributed through us is utilized most efficiently. All members of the Nourish Bangladesh team are volunteers and do not work for any of the NGOs or grassroots projects we are vetting.
We urge you to join us in our fight to alleviate the plights of the Bangladeshi people and help save lives from being lost to hunger, poverty, natural disasters, and other emergencies.
While all of us have been impacted by COVID-19 to varying degrees, the worst collective burdens of the crisis fall on communities that lack the resources to dampen its most severe health and economic consequences. In the face of brewing humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh, we should do and give what we can to ensure people have access to a fundamental necessity of life: nourishment. I thank Nourish Bangladesh for providing a platform to do so! It is natural to wonder whether funds we donate with the best intentions actually serve to help the people and communities who need the help. I know that Professor Bhuiyan has the contextual knowledge to both understand the severity of the crisis in Bangladesh, and to direct our donations to organizations that will be most effective. I have my full faith in him and the Nourish Bangladesh team. I urge you to contribute what you can to the effort.