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YOUR DONATIONS HELP US TO SOLVE DISPLACEMENT

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YOUR DONATIONS HELP US TO SOLVE DISPLACEMENT

Today – and every day – there are tens of millions of displaced people throughout the world who want nothing more than to return to their original homes and lands. With climate change these numbers are set to increase dramatically. Displacement Solutions works to resolve and reverse displacement. We strive to find concrete and viable housing, land and property rights-based solutions for displaced people everywhere.

YOUR CHANCE TO HELP SOLVE CLIMATE DISPLACEMENT – ONE HOUSE AND ONE FAMILY AT A TIME

If You’ve Ever Wondered How to Solve Climate Displacement, Join Displacement Solutions in Ensuring New Homes and New Lands for the Climate Displaced People of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries on earth. One of the most devastating impacts of climate change in Bangladesh is the forced displacement of people from their homes and lands – as a result of rising sea levels, increasing tropical cyclones, storm surges, flooding, landslides and drought. 

 

But there is a way for these people to rebuild their lives. There is a way out. There is a solution. 

That solution starts with land.

In Bangladesh, Displacement Solutions (DS) along with our partners Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) have travelled across the country, meeting with climate affected communities, discussing their needs and options, meeting government officials, NGO leaders, UN officials, academics, journalists and many others. From this work it has become abundantly clear that climate displacement in Bangladesh can be resolved in many cases through providing access to new land for climate affected communities.

After more than seven years working in the country, as a pilot project to our larger Climate Displacement Land Initiative (CDLI), DS and YPSA have identified ten land parcels near Chittagong which could be suitable as relocation sites for climate displaced people in the country.

Our ultimate aim is to secure sufficient land to support 100 climate-displaced families, one family at a time. The project has identified several plots of land in Sitakund, Chittagong Division, located near a small market town and has good access to Chittagong, Bangladesh’s second largest city – known as the business capital of the country. There is considerable scope for the 100 families to find meaningful jobs in the surrounding agricultural lands, or as day labourers in the nearby towns or to continue their previous livelihoods fishing along the Bay of Bengal.

The initial group of people who will move to this land will be climate-displaced families from nearby Sandwip Island. Sandwip Island is at the forefront of climate change in Bangladesh – suffering from increasing food and water insecurity and being constantly eroded by sea level rise, storm surges and flooding year by year.

Whilst some people have been able to leave Sandwip Island, the most impoverished and vulnerable have been forced to remain behind. It is these people that will make up the initial 100 families to move to sites in Sitakund. YPSA has a regular presence on the Island and will work with local communities to select, on an equitable basis, the first 100 families which wish to move to the new safe location where they can begin their lives anew.

What you can do to solve climate displacement in Bangladesh 

For USD 8,400- you can personally ensure that one climate displaced family ends their displacement and can start to rebuild their lives, with dignity. This will include: Access to developed land in Sitakund, Chittagong, the construction of a three room house with kitchen and washing facilities, a deep tube well to provide safe drinking water, and a solar system for the house. YPSA will provide ongoing support and evaluation of livelihood opportunities, healthcare and education.

Not only will this ensure that climate displaced persons receive the best possible chance of rebuilding their lives, but Bangladesh and the world will see that solutions to climate displacement are possible. That climate displacement can be solved one house and one family at a time. 

We have already succeeded in raising funds for the first two houses under this project and hope to have assisted 100 families by the end of 2016 and would welcome any support you may wish to provide.

If you would like to join in our efforts to solve climate displacement in Bangladesh or would like any additional information about the One Family and One House at a Time project please feel free to contact DS Director Scott Leckie – scott@displacementsolutions.org

DS will carry out full legal and regulatory oversight of this project and will ensure full accountability and transparency of activities undertaken with your donation. This will include the publication of regular updates, reports and photographs.

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

You can also choose to make an annual contribution to Displacement Solutions. Please contact info@displacementsolutions.org for further information on how to do this.

In addition to donating online, there are a range of other ways you can provide Displacement Solutions with the support it needs to continue its work on behalf of the world’s displaced population.

Your gift helps to provide Displacement Solutions with the financial capacity it requires to plan actions over the long-term. You may also receive an income tax deduction depending on the rules in your country.


If you have any other questions about how to donate to Displacement Solutions, please contact info@displacementsolutions.org.

Thank you!

DONATE NOW
IT’S EASY – HERE’S HOW:

CHECK OR MONEY ORDER

You can simply mail your check or money order to:

Displacement Solutions
14 rue des Cordiers
1207 Geneva
Switzerland

DIRECT DEPOSIT

You can use electronic banking and make your donation directly to Displacement Solutions. Please deposit your contribution in: UBS SA, IBAN – CH720024024032855701Q, SWIFT – (BIC) UBSWCHZH80A

MAKING A GIFT IN HONOUR OR REMEMBRANCE OF A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE

If you would like to honour or remember a friend or loved one, you can submit your contribution in their name and indicate how you would like the funds to be spent. Displacement Solutions will happily establish a special account in the name of the person selected and provide you with annual updates on how the funds were allocated. 

MAKING A GIFT OF STOCK

If you would like to donate with a gift of stock, this is also possible.

Please contact info@displacementsolutions.org for further information on how to do this.

 

MAKING A GIFT OF LAND OR REAL ESTATE

You can also make a gift of land or real estate to Displacement Solutions. If you would like to assist forced climate migrants, in particular, we can assist you in identifying viable land that you can purchase to provide new land to those displaced by climate change.

Displacement Solutions will carefully manage any land or real estate donated to it and use any and all proceeds to directly benefit displaced persons most in need. Where possible and relevant, Displacement Solutions will put available land to use in resettling displaced persons. Please contact info@displacementsolutions.org for further information on how to do this.

INCLUDE DISPLACEMENT SOLUTIONS IN YOUR WILL OR LIVING TRUST

You can also make Displacement Solutions a beneficiary in your Will or Living Trust. Simply include explicit reference to Displacement Solutions within your Will or Living Trust, indicating the precise amounts or percentage of your estate that you would like to donate.

You may also issue a residuary bequest, which donates everything remaining in your estate after bequests to family and heirs, a contingent bequest leaving your bequest to Displacement Solutions should your beneficiary have died or a testamentary trust fund that takes effect only after your death.

You can also name Displacement Solutions as owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy or as a beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Please contact info@displacementsolutions.org for further information on how to do this.