Cyclone Sidr Rehabilitation Work
April 2008 Update
All of HEED Bangladesh’s rehabilitation activities in the aftermath of Cyclone Sidr have been implemented by involving and informing the affected local communities. A suggestion / complaint box has been installed for people to comment on relief goods distribution and a display board provides information on the work that has been completed and future plans.
So far, 1380 Tarpaulin Houses have been distributed in Kuakata-Potuakhali, Taltoli-Borguna and Mongla-Bagherhat districts to families who have been unable to rebuild their damaged homes. Tarpaulin distributed by HEED is of particularly high quality and provides good shelter for families.
Seed packets, that contain six different kinds of vegetable, are being distributed to 15,000 of the poorest farmers, whose crops were either totally or partially damaged. Aus rice seeds will soon be distributed to poor farmers whose paddy fields were destroyed by the cyclone.
The HEED team are currently assessing areas where roads, embankments, footpaths and community ponds have been damaged, so cash can be provided to repair them. Assessments are being made in consultation with community leaders and repair work will commence shortly. In Kuakata, land has been chosen for the construction of a school that will also serve as a cyclone shelter for the community. The site is currently being prepared for the building work, which will be completed by September 2008.
The plans for the next few months include:
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