A powerful and devastating tropical Super Cyclonic storm Amphan struck in Eastern India, West Bengal to be specific, and Bangladesh in May 2020, which caused widespread damages. In Bangladesh, this storm had harshly affected several south-western districts which brought endless suffering to the people. Among those Baidyanathpur village of Hasadaha union of Jibannagar Upazila in Chuadanga district is one of the badly affected regions where Youth Assembly explored to observe and alleviate the sufferings of people.
Jubayer Hossain, the 13-year-old son of the impoverished day laborer Atahar Hossain, died after being hit by a tree and his only home was completely destroyed by the worst impact of the cyclone. Poor Atahar Hossain went almost crazy losing his child and his only home. A family consisting of 6 members, had nothing apart from the 871.20 square feet land of house.
Although many have given hopes to him in this difficult time, so far no one has done anything significant in his rehabilitation. Still now he along with his family living in some other people’s house. He doesn’t have enough money to reconstruct the house. He also went to the local leaders and activists several times but to no assistance so far.
Hearing such pathetic news, the members of the Jibannagar Youth Assembly visited the house of the helpless family at 9 am on Tuesday on 17 June 2020. Seeing his miseries on the spot, the members of the Youth Assembly went to the 4 rich businessmen in Jibannagar Upazila with the pledge to rebuild his house. Describing the plight of the poorest family they requested for financial help to build his house. They warmly appreciated the initiative of the Youth Assembly and promised to help to build his house. They also assured that they would bear the entire cost of building the house of this vulnerable family. The members of the Youth Assembly will start the construction work next week with the people’s representatives of the area by planning the expenses for the construction of the house.