Environment and Disaster Management Unit Context and Rationale :
Bangladesh is a delta considered to be highly vulnerable to natural disasters due to geographical location, weak economic capacity and low level of institutional capabilities. Bangladesh experiences recurrent floods, cyclone and river erosion. In the last 5 years the intensity of natural disasters was very high which can be attributed to the negative impacts of climate change. Among the worst affected areas are the southern parts of the country, especially Satkhira, Khulna and Bagerhat and neglected as well as disadvantaged community going under most vulnerability due their marginal placed. They are loosing their traditional occupation day by day. The cyclone SIDR last year alone affected 7.5 million. Often it has found that in shelter centers neglected people are discriminated as they are still considered Untouchables and out caste. Discrimination is visible also when relief items are distributed.
Liberal foundation would like to face this awful situation by undertaking an Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Program for specially neglected flood-affected family to meet the urgent need food, house repairing, house construction and drinking water and sanitation facilities.
Its mission is to work the poor people, undertake programmers for the underserved parts of the operational are organize and produce demand drive supports, mobilize local and external resources ensure people’s participation of all level foes a sustainable development. The main emphasis is given to mobilizing and utilizing local resources and development of human resource as part of sustainable community development.