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 / Garib Unnayan Sangstha (GUS)
Our organization has been in Covid since the declaration of the epidemic in Bangladesh educating the people on how to behave in favour of barrier systems directly in communities, both in the design and in the promotion of the good anti-Covid. We’ve created the Covid 19-Brigade, which broadcasts from megaphones to broadcast circles, Community Risk Awareness Message and Education on Covid 19 and Barrier Measures.
We raise funds locally and with the help of Oxfam Bangladesh to help every family. The COVID-19 response includes alternative livelihoods, including awareness raising, case management, and livelihood support in vulnerable families. We are in contact with various donors with the aim of providing humanitarian assistance.