The Vulnerability to Resilience Project ÔÇô V2R addresses the social needs and safety of highly vulnerable individuals. Primarily concerned with women, children, older people and people with disability and or highly threatened by natural disasters receives special attention.
The primary target of the project will include highly vulnerable people, where women, children, older people and people with disability will receive special attention. Men, women and children of families that are highly exposed to cyclone and tidal surges living alongside the embankment/green belt that have multiple vulnerabilities and are ill-prepared are targeted. Communities that are at risk of livelihood insecurity and that have the willingness to do voluntary work for the community is also considered.
TheV2R Project is being supported by a consortium of German, Swedish Red Cross and British Red Cross. British Red Cross, being led NS, has been providing technical support with its Country Office located at BDRCS National Head Quarter.
The project has been implemented with approximately 60,000 beneficiaries in 26 communities under 5 upazilas of Barguna (Sadar, Amtoli and Patharghata) and Patuakhali (Galachipa and Kalapara) Districts. Each selected community consists of an average of 450 families, therefore a total of 12,000 families are directly benefitted from the project. The program mainly focuses on three sectors. Namely DRR, WASH and livelihoods amongst other key indicators and factors.