SAJIDA Foundation reaches out to victims of Chalantika-Jheelpur slum fire

On August 16th, a terrifying fire in the Chalantika slum in Mirpur-7 area that started at around 7:20pm caught dwellers off-guard and claimed more than 3000 households in its wake.

On August 29th, SAJIDA Foundation came forward in aid of the disaster-stricken families and distributed relief to more than 100 families amounting to approximately Tk 8500 each, containing basic necessities, hygiene products, and mosquito nets, in joint collaboration with UK Aid, Start Fund Bangaldesh, Karitas Foundation, and SEEP.

Present at the relief distribution were Al-Haj Elias Uddin Mollah of the National Parliament as the chief guest, Mr. Johirul Islam Manik, President of Project Implementation Committee, Ms. Rashida Akhter Jhorna, Mr. Anowarul Haque, Slum Development Officer, Ms. Rebeca Sainath, Convener of Coalition of Urban Poor, Mr. Fazlul Haque Choudhury, Executive Director at SEEP, and Mr. Bijoy Krishna Nath, Head of Risk Reduction and Response, along with others.