Muslim Aid-UK Bangladesh Country Office (MABCO) started its journey in 1991 following a devastating cyclone in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Since then, MABCO has continued to work for the needy communities irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity, casts and creed etc. MABCO is registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Bangladesh (NGOAB) having registration number 552. MuslimAid-UK Bangladesh Country Office aims at empowering the poor communities by building the capacity through localization and implementing projects in thefollowing thematic areas: Humanitarian, Housing, Health, Education, Livelihoods and Climate Change.
Muslim Aid commits itself to working with:
Dignity(Karamah) Treating people with respect, valuing theiragency and enabling self-sufficiency.
Justice(Adl) Placing fairness at the heart of our work and aiming to provide just outcomes for the communities we support.
Excellence(Ihsan) Striving for the highest standards in all aspects of our work by holding ourselves accountable and constantly improving our systems and processes.
Compassion(Rahma) Building strong relationships based on showing mercy, understanding and empathy for people's needs.
Service(Khidma) Putting the needs of our beneficiaries first so that we can serve them in the way that they want to be served.
“The Integrated rehabilitation program for ultra-poor slum dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka city and Saidpur in Nilphamari district for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) in Bangladesh” project is being implemented since 2020 at Mohammadpur Thana in Dhaka City (North), Mirpur Thana in Dhaka City (North), and in Sayedpur Upazila of Nilphamari District with the specific objective to enhance 22,100 Urban Slum Dwellers’ access to skills training and capacity enhancement for creating livelihood opportunities and contribute in economic development. This project has a target to achieve 22,100 skilled youth from 5 areas in 2 regions, improved capacity of instructors/ faculties, improved Lab infrastructure/ facilities in the target locations, established linkages with employer from 5 sectors (IT, RMG, Automobile, Construction, Electrical & electronics at national level) for job placement of 20% youth improved access to vocational training and 1,000 community volunteers developed for responding to emergencies. So far, 6,844 beneficiaries have been reached through this project until September 2023.
“RESCUE: Enhance Emergency Responses throughSocial and Economic protection for Urban slum dwellers for addressing newnormal situation of Covid-19” project has been implemented in 14 Slums under Rajshahi City Corporation, Rajshahi in 2022-2023 with an objective to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities in urban areas towards COVID 19 and its consequences. This project has a target to reduce Covid-19 vulnerability by establishing WASH structure and services, meet emergency needs and enhance livelihood options for protecting social and economic vulnerability. Almost 8,000 beneficiaries were reached through this project.
“Making Markets Work for Youths (M4Y)” project is going to be implemented in Chattogram and Dhaka with the overall aim of this project is the inclusive economic empowerment of youth in selectedareas through the development of market systems. Targeted direct beneficiaries is 350 during test phase.
“School Led Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Risk (SLCRDCR)” project is being implemented in Gaibandha district with an objective to ensure Girls and boys equally enjoy safer education and learning environment in the disaster risk communities of Bangladesh minimizing the impact of disaster and promoting gender equality to realize their full potential. This project has a target to promote gender transformative Comprehensive School Safety Framework in Bangladesh, prepare key stakeholders better to address right to quality education and protection of girls and boys equally in disaster-risk communities. Also, good practices and lessons learned on gender transformative Safe School interventions are systematically documented and shared among key stakeholders. MABCO wants to reach 2,800 direct beneficiaries through this project.
“Inclusive Community Resilience to Disaster and Climate Vulnerabilities (ICRDCV)” is being implemented in Satkhira, Khulna with an objective to mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction into community development for improved resilience to shocks and stresses among 27 disaster-prone communities in Satkhira District. This project has outcome target as following: 27 disaster-prone communities have designed inclusive Risk Reduction Action Plans and have started to implement their own disaster risk mitigation measures, 27 Disaster-prone communities of Satkhira district have increased resilience and capacity to respond to and prepare for disasters, 175 households have secured livelihoods which are resilient to shocks and stresses caused by disasters and climate change and sustainable reduction in the risk of waterborne and water related diseases for 1,200 people through improved water systems and sanitation facilities. ICRDCV has a target of 18,900 direct beneficiaries to reach.
“Reducing the Impacts of Cyclone on Vulnerable People through Anticipatory Actions (RICAAP) - in Satkhira District in of BANGLADESH” project is being implemented in Shamnagar sub district (Union:Munshigonj, Gabura, Padmapukur, Burigoalini, Atulia), Satkhira sub district(Union: Dhulihor, Brommorajpur) with a target to mitigate the potential impact of the shock from predictable disasters on most vulnerable populations. The total targeted House Holds are 5,693 and individuals 23,911 considering the family size as 4.2 based on Bangladesh population data 2018.
“Winterisation Support to the Cold Vulnerable People to Increase Thermal Comfort during Winter Month” project isbeing implemented in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Chattogram, Kishoregonj, Moulvibazar and Noakhali (Bhasan Char Rohingya Camp) districts of Bangladesh with an objective to ensure that winterisation needs of 23,386 vulnerable people are met. This project has an outcome target to increase thermal comfort of 23,386 people during the winter months.
“Emergency NFI (LPG) Supports to the Rohingya Refugees of Bhasan Char, Hatiya, Noyakhali” project was implemented in Bhasan Char, Hatiya Upazila, Noyakhali District, Bangladesh with an objective to provide LPG refill support to 500 Rohingya families who are living in Bhashan Char. A total 2,025 beneficiaries were reached thought his project.
“Bangladesh Ramadan Food Programme 2023” project was implemented in Dhaka, Patuakhali, Khulna, Satkhira, Bogura, and Nilphamari districts with an objective to make sure that disadvantaged and vulnerable people in mentioned districts of Bangladesh enjoy healthy food during the month of Ramadan and on Eid day. The specific target of this project was to increase access to food for 3,340 people during the month of Ramadan.
“Bangladesh Qurbani Project 2023” project was implemented in Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Pirojpur, Patuakhali, Barisal, Dhaka, Kishoreganj, Pabna, Sirajganj, Satkhira, and Bagerhat districts with an objective to improve the consumption of nutritious(Protein) food for 9,186 vulnerable households during Eid ul-Adha.
“Community Education support for Inclusive and Equitable Education in Kurigram district 2023” is being implemented in Total 15 schools: 10 schools from 1st & 2nd phase and new 05 Schools at Sadar Upazila of Kurigram district under Rangpur Division, Bangladesh. The objective of this project is to secure the rights to inclusive, equitable, and quality education and learning opportunities for 5,104 children in Kurigram district, improve learning outcomes, and realize their potential. This project hasoutcomes as following: Increase access to education in 15 schools for 5,104 students of Kurigram district, increase quality of education in 15 schools for 5,104 students in Kurigram district, enhance student and teacher wellbeing for 5,104 students and 157 teachers from 15 schools in Kurigram district and strengthen education policies/systems and accountability mechanisms in 15 schools under Kurigram district. This project has a target to reach 5,413 direct beneficiaries.
Muslim Aidis highly committed to SDG goal number three to facilitate good health and well-being for the beneficiaries through it’s three Muslim Aid Community Hospitals or MACHs located in Kulaura, Pirojpur and Pabna. Since 1996, these hospitals have been organizing activities such as satellite health camps, school health campaign, antenatal and postnatal services, vaccination and EPI programmes. They are also providing outdoor and indoor patient services, normal delivery, caesarian delivery, operation facilities and diagnostic services such as ECG, USG, and X-Ray etc. MACHs also organize behavior counselling and provide ambulance services for the patients. Strong monitoring and evaluation are there as an integrated part. MACHs have earned satisfaction of the beneficiaries by providing quality health services at low cost or free of cost for ultra-poor beneficiaries where high cost and lack of facilities are common scenarios in our society. MACHs have seen increase in beneficiary numbers in every year proving their acceptance among the communities. In 2023, 122,120 beneficiaries have received various services from MACHs.