- Emergency Relief for the flood victims
Due to the geographical situation, floods occur in different areas of Bangladesh every year during the monsoon season. The people of low land areas have faced the most extreme flood situation in the past 30 years of Bangladesh. Some areas of the flood-affected zones have been severely damaged. Due to heavy rains falls in monsoon season, the flood situation deteriorates in most of the part of the plain Bangladesh. SAWAB provides the affected people with the reliefs for emergency needs including food and non-food items.
- Disaster Management
SAWAB has developed expertise in disaster response and management and in quickly delivering emergency relief and rehabilitation services to victims of natural disasters. SAWAB started its Disaster Management activities from 2007. SAWAB usually distribute food packs and hygiene kits among affected people in Bangladesh.
- Humanitarian Assistance to the Rohingya Refugees
The humanitarian crisis caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State caused suffering on a catastrophic scale. Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh and from August 2017 till mid-December- 2020 makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar were hosting some 1.35 millions forcibly displaced Myanmar people. Refugees arriving in Bangladesh—mostly women and children—were traumatized, and some have arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, shrapnel, fire and landmines. More than two years have already passed since the Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh with nothing. Children and their mothers have been living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar with difficult access to health and recurring epidemic threats due to monsoon rains and cold wave. Covid-19 also caused further difficulties to ensure their health. Recently some 2,500 Rohingyas have been shifted to Bhashan Char, Noakhali and provided with better support. SAWAN provides them with both food and non-food items.