A Social Development Initiative of Rahimafrooz
*Moist areas are highlighted to show where storm surge flooded in the town of Jalakhati, Barisal division. (UNOSAT - Satellite data as on November 19, 2007) It was shocking to see the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr and its impact on the people. Even after one month, the damage remains evident. The experience was clearly dreadful and the challenge of recovery is enormous. But we were also enthused by the people’s resilience and their drive to get back on their feet.
RSF has collected cash from its staff and other personal donation and distributed sharees and cash to some one thousand people. 1000 sweaters have also been distributed in Sidr affected area.
Three fishing boat including fishing accessories have been provided to 30 fishermen. 10 fishermen will form a group and RSF will handover the boat to the group with 50% cost subsidy and 2 years installment facility.