LEDARS, a non-government development organization, distributed food and hygiene items to 155 families who have been affected by the cyclone Yaas in Gabura Union of Shyamnagar Upazila under Satkhira District on June 15, 2021. Recently, on 26 May, the coastal area was flooded because of high tide and embankment breach due to the effect of cyclone Yaas. In an island union Gabura of Shyamnagar Upazilla the tiger widows and the extremely poor families are suffering for food crisis. In this situation Food and hygiene items have been handed over to the tiger widows and the extremely poor families by the LEDARS under financial support of the Bread for the World. Each food and hygiene package contains 10 kg of rice, 1 kg of pulses, 2 kg of potatoes, 1 liter of oil, 1 kg of salt, 1 soap, 5 masks, 250 grams of bleaching powder, 1 packet of sanitary napkins, 5 packets of oral saline.
Mr. S.M. Ataul Haque Dolan, Upazila Chairman, Shyamnagar was present as the chief guest at the occasion. Upazila Mahila Vice Chairman Khaleda Ayub Dolly was present as special guests. Gabura Union Chairman Alhaj G.M. Mashudul Alam, Awami League leader G. M. Salauddin, 8th Ward Member and Freedom Fighter Mir Abdur Razzak, Gabura Union Climate Resilient Forum President Sheikh Amir Hossain, LEDARS Program Manager, Administrative Officer, Project Coordinator were also present on the inauguration program. The Chief Guest inaugurated the distribution of food and hygiene items among the affected families. He said “I talk about the problems of the people on the coast in different places. The people of the coast survive by fighting the river. When the embankment breaks due to disaster, they try to survive by repairing the embankment through voluntary work. We are working for a sustainable embankment. I believe there will be a sustainable embankment next season. LEDARS has highlighted and uphold the problems of embankments damaged by climate change in various places. Today, I would like to thank LEDARS for distributing food and hygiene items to tiger widows and extremely poor families.”