Few Words from the Chairman
In the year 2017, we found many motives to celebrate, even as we moved forward boldly with our work in the country’s poorest communities. AMAN was born out of a desire to help those fighting for survival. AMAN has 27 years long history of responding to the country’s prime needs. We started work and implement for the development activities including humanitarian aid for the disadvantaged people of our working area from its inception in 1990 and got the registration in 1995 from the NGO affairs bureau.
As global community members, we have made a real improvement in the fight against extreme poverty. Within a few decades, Bangladesh also made real progress in poverty alleviation yet 31% people are living beyond poverty level and huge poverty trodden people came out from the poverty and move forward economic development facing enormous challenges and obstacles. From the beginning, our focus was on the poverty eradication , education for all, and the provision of basic amenities for those in need. We wanted to create a world where charity and compassion produce justice, self-reliance and human dignity and development. AMAN has different programs on women development including women empowerment for establishing women rights in all respect.
The good news and reality is that AMAN’s Orphans Care/Parentless children’s Program is now helping 220 orphan children to get nutritious food and clothes, formal and non-formal education and mainstreaming them in the formal school of the government primary school or high school. Those are not interested to further studies are arranged to trained them on social issues for income and employment generation activities. The particular significant is that the program of Orphan children both in family and orphan centers assisted by our organization.
The other exciting news is the result of the Ramadan Food Programs, we’ve provided nutritious food to poor Muslims so that they can perform their fasting without stress and hunger. We also support the flood affected people of Rangpur, Dinajpur, Jamalpur, Netrokona and Kishoreganj districts. We provided emergency food, life saving medicines to the flood victims.
This year Bangladesh has faced the biggest humanitarian crisis after 1971. The fate of Rohingha refugees has gripped the world’s attention. When confronted with the images came out of the Myanmar conflict, many people have expressed shock, horror, grief, and anger. Rohingha refugees are compelled to fleeing into Bangladesh, urgently require medical and humanitarian assistance as they are living in unsafe and overcrowded conditions at Coxes Bazaar.
Rohingha Refugees arrived in Bangladesh are facing an uncertain fate and future. Bangladesh does not want to keep them and Myanmar does not want to back them. People living in muddy camps, searching for food as it is the most basic need of human being. Among the refugees, most are women, children and old as Myanmar soldiers killed mostly men and youths in their villages. Up to 1.2 million people, most of them children & women are suffering from malnutrition. These children and young mothers are traumatized, under nourished and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. We were deeply committed to help to restore the dignity and honor of these traumatized people. As our organization it is one of the leading non-government, non-profit, non-political, social development organization in Bangladesh; we took some effective initiatives to help these people. And hope for further assistance for the deserved people within the country or in abroad.
We are proud and thankful to have you on our side, as supporters, friends and associates.
Dr. Lokiat Ullah