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Bangladesh initiative prevents flooding

Concern Worldwide's initiative to raise a cluster village above the flood line in Char, Bangladesh, has already benefitted 100 families during the recent floods.

A cluster village of homes were raised above the flood line in the Mesra union of sader Upzilla in Sirajgong district in northern Bangladesh in June 2014. It has already benefitted 100 families who were forced to flee their homes due to this year's floods.

Hasina Akter explained:

As the water level began crossing the danger mark on 27th August, many people began evacuating to safer places. We were rushing too, but were quite unsure about shifting our household items to a safe place. Suddenly, we remembered the raised homestead place in Rahaihorkandhi Char. Without hesitating, we hired boats and shifted our transit houses, cattle and other assets to safe land. Without this smallholding land, it would have been a catastrophe. It saved children, families and assets.

To read more visit [ http://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/bangladesh-initiative-prevents-flooding ]

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Acknowledging need for acting as one on disaster risk reduction, ten international organisations ActionAid, Concern Universal, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Solidarités, Plan, Care, HelpAge and Handicap in Bangladesh have established National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI) Consortium in September 2010.The aim of the consortium is to strengthen disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in the country, contribute towards meeting commitments of Hyogo Framework of Action and coordinated emergency preparedness and response for wider outreach

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