Mazbahul: In Bangladesh, 105 million people are residing in 68,000 villages. In those 68,000 villages, only 1200 ambulances are available for the 105 million people. That being the case, there is only 1 ambulance obtainable for 88,000 people. As a further scenario, among those 1200 ambulances, below 7% of them have paramedics to assist the patient in time of emergency. It is even uncertain whether those ambulances, regardless of having a paramedic or not, operate properly or not.
Amira: In Puerto Rico, we import more than 85% of the food that we eat. Even though we have the perfect climate and rich soils, decades of colonization have weakened our local agriculture and caused dependence on imports. The impact of recent hurricanes has made this problem worse. Since the impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017, we have been leading an initiative to reforest Puerto Rico. We have been giving out fruit trees and seeds to families in all 78 municipalities of the islands. Most recently, we are working on creating fruit tree parks where communities will be able to access safe and free food all year long and also be more food secure when another natural disaster happens.