What is DUS
The acronym of DUS is Dwip Unnayan Sangstha. These are the Bengali meanings of “Island Development Association” in Bangladesh.
DUS is a philanthropic organization which is functioning since 1971 pursuing the aim to help the victims of the Liberation War of 1971 and devastating 1970’s cyclone affected households focusing on relief and recovery. It was an informal voluntarily initiative which took the organizational shape in 1982.
With the view to alleviate poverty; enhance empowerment; establish human rights; promote essential health care, disaster related education and socio-economic development of the poorest people of costal area; DUS now has formed as a potential and trusted indigenous NGO based in the offshore island of Hatiya under Noakhali district, locating almost at the mid coastal region of Bangladesh. It has covered each and every upazilla under Noakhali district along with Hatiya & Nizum Dwip as well as few upazilla of Pirozpur, Laxmipur and Bhola District.