Winter is a challenging season for the impoverished population, particularly homeless peoples, in Bangladesh. To help them in combating severe cold, the Foundation distributed 500 blankets to destitute people of Natore in December 2016.
Exceptional rainfall in India and Nepal resulted in extensive flooding on rivers downstream in Bangladesh in August, 2017. Millions of houses were washed away and more than 6 million people were affected. AKF visited a small village in Belkuchi, Sirajganj on 22nd September, 2017 to distribute relief packages to 500 afflicted families.
Korail Slum Support
Korail slum is the biggest slum community in Dhaka which houses millions of underprivileged people. This slum community has been affected by fire related incidents several times. Due to the congested nature of the slum dwelling, fire spreads too quickly. In March 2017, AKF distributed more than 500 mosquito nets and plastic floor mats.