Bangladesh

Community Emergency Fund: A tool of preparedness for disaster response

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Project Introduction

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has been implementing a four-year community-based programme titled ‘Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) programme’ with financial supports from the ‘Swedish Red Cross and technical support from IFRC since 2012. The programme aims to reduce the risk of vulnerable people by bringing them in decision making process and the impact of disasters on the lives of over 25,000 vulnerable people living in targeted flood, cyclone and waterlogged communities by:

  • Enhancing their preparedness and response capacity to recurring and small scale disasters

  • Improving their livelihood situation and their hygiene practices and access to safe drinking water and sanitation.