Caritas Bangladesh arranges training on Disaster Preparedness in Ukhiya


Cox’s Bazar Correspondent:

Caritas Bangladesh on Thursday arranged a two-day-long training on disaster preparedness for community volunteers, supervisors, frontline staffs, data collectors, and monitoring officers at Ukhiya Upazila in Cox’s Bazar.

The training was arranged under Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project of CAN DO, funded by Australian Aid and AHP jointly with another project of Caritas Germany and BMZ. The project is being implemented in the area of Host Community of Rajapalong Union under Ukhia Upazila in Cox’s Bazar district.

Participants at the training actively participated in several demonstrations during the training to take proper steps to protect their lives, livelihood, assets and animals during disaster.

The training was facilitated jointly by Md. Shariful Islam, Program Manager DRR; Manik Esahak Biswas, MEAL Manager of BMZ project; Ashik Eqbal, MEAL Manager ERP which was chaired by Md. Abu Taher, Area Coordinator, Ukhia Office of ERP.

The training sessions were also focused on capturing real time data from field level, online-based reporting system and ensuring beneficiaries accountability throughout the project’s interventions.

Caritas Bangladesh has been serving the forcibly displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) as well as the host community in Cox’s Bazar since the beginning of massive influx in August 2017 through its Emergency Response Program (ERP).

The organization has been celebrating its 50 years’ founding anniversary this year.