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President:Bishop Theotonius Gomes
Secretary General:Dr Benedict D'Rozario
Head Quarters: 2 Outer Circular Road , Shantibagh, 1217 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Postal address: P.O.Box 994, 1000 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Telephone: +880 2 83 15 405
+880 2 83 15 406
Fax: +880 2 83 14 993
Caritas Bangladesh started relief and rehabilitation activities in 1970 after a devastating cyclone to the coastal areas of the country. It has been at the forefront of relief efforts in the wake of repeated floods and cyclones to which this low-lying country is prone.
Its ability to move quickly in the aftermath of disaster was demonstrated when Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh in 2007, killing more than 3,000 people and leaving millions in need of food, shelter and medical aid. Staff distributed food aid and water as well as blankets, tarpaulins and mosquito nets.
But the agency also has a sharp focus on disaster preparedness and prevention, building low-cost homes, rebuilding roads and creating protective embankments.