Press


 

BRAC BLOG

  • Closing the door on one of the world’s oldest diseases
    25/04/2019

    In 2017, an estimated 219 million malaria cases and 435,000 malaria deaths was reported worldwide. South-east Asia alone accounted for 1.24 million cases and 299 deaths. The age old disease is still endemic across 13 border districts of Bangladesh, which share boundaries with the eastern states of India and Myanmar. The disease has posed threat to… Read more

  • Building garment sector capacity at home in Bangladesh
    24/04/2019

    Six years ago today, Samira Akhter* was working in the finishing department on the fifth floor of Rana Plaza, a garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh, when the eight-story building collapsed. She was stranded in the rubble for three days before she was rescued. With BRAC’s support, Samira recovered from the physical and mental distress she experie… Read more

  • A green step out of poverty
    21/04/2019

    Bangladesh sits in a low-lying region at the intersections of the Meghna, Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers, making it one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. We set out for Kurigram, Rangpur, a northern region of Bangladesh, where climate change has shuffled seasonal patterns in one of the country’s poorest districts. Read more

  • Into the fire, and out: Paying tribute to our firefighters
    17/04/2019

    Fire. The common enemy of firefighters across the globe, regardless of the colour of their uniform or the language they speak. Dedication and commitment aren’t the only things they put into their jobs – when firefighters get to work, they’re putting their lives on the line. This very danger garners respect for those who go out of their ways t… Read more

  • Community Health Workers: The unsung superheroes
    04/04/2019

    17th March 2017: “Don’t worry! I am here for you. You and the baby will be fine!” assured Momotaj Begum (35) holding pregnant Fatema Khatun’s (24) hand as they were on their way to the hospital. A deadly fire broke out in Dhaka’s Korail slum at 2:45am; leaving more than 3000 people homeless. Momotaj Begum’s family was among the seve… Read more

the Guardian

Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty?

The Guardian
06/12/2016
Read more

The Economist

Graduating from destitution

The Economist
01/08/2015
Read more

the Guardian

BRAC’s Founder wins 2015 World Food Prize

The Guardian
02/07/2015
Read more

New York Times

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution

New York Times
14/08/2014
Read more