World Humanitarian Day 2020 “Celebrating local heroes” – CEHRDF, Bangladesh

This World Humanitarian Day 19th August 2020, Charter4Change wish to pay tribute to all our #localheroes who demonstrate local capacity. Charter4Change wish to see the humanitarian aid system effectively reflecting a shared humanity, solidarity in diversity and equal dignity among people.

Local humanitarian workers are real life heroes, who struggle to preserve the life of others by putting their own lives on the line. Today more than ever before, it seems, humanitarian crisis abounds everywhere in their diverse forms and shapes. #LocalHeroes like the ones represented in the blog below are humanitarians who defy all odds, make extraordinary sacrifices amidst heighten insecurity from Northeast Nigeria to Afghanistan.

Bangladesh / Centre for Environment, Human Rights & Development Forum (CEHRDF)

The executive director of this Bangladeshi organisation Illias Miah is passionate about his work. During the pandemic Mr.Ilias Miah worked as a frontline humanitarian worker. He worked hard for resilience of children, widowed, transgender & vulnerable community. He worked for livelihood, environment management, climate action & youth engagement at the time of Covid pandemic. He is a strong voice for localisation in humanitarian ground in Bangladesh. Especially in terms of #Rohingya #Refugee management he is an advocate of local partnership & capacity synergies.    

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