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  • A change taking place in Kiryandongo
    20/06/2018

    When I entered the settlement of Kiryandongo on 25 May 2018, I felt butterflies in my stomach. I was expecting an overcrowded crunched settlement of more than 550,000 people in a small place, almost as I had seen in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh. But I was surprised to see the settlement. It was not crowded, not even crunched. Houses had their own sp… Read more

  • Eid wishes from our little learners in Cox’s Bazar
    16/06/2018

    Eid Mubarak, from our family to yours. These following four stories and drawings belong to the little learners in the Hazem Rasta child-friendly space mainly attended by children living in the host community of Ukhia. The space normally sees around 40 to 50 children every day, usually before or after their school hours. Most of them live close by. Read more

  • Leaving no one behind: Disability-inclusive disaster risk management
    14/06/2018

    More than 700 participants from 32 countries gathered in Dhaka this May to attend the 2nd International Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management. The global platform brings together persons with disabilities, policy makers, activists, experts, and various other stakeholders to find practical ways and means to ensure disability inclusio… Read more

  • Weapons of mass pathogen destruction: Health workers combat TB and malaria
    12/06/2018

    After nine months since the crisis rapidly unfolded, more people are coming out with the symptoms of cough and uncontrolled fever. Well-coordinated teams of health workers are working round the clock to ensure that these numbers do not rise any further. Shahina Akhter visits at least 40 homes a day, working tirelessly under the intense humidity of… Read more

  • 9 ways we are keeping people in Cox’s Bazar safe in monsoon
    06/06/2018

    Thousands of families living in cramped makeshift settlements on 3,000 acres of land are severely at risk. An estimated 200,000 people are in the process of being relocated. Flash floods and landslides are forecast, and there is a high risk of cyclones. The rains have already begun, blowing away tarpaulin roofs and leaving large pools of stagnant w… Read more

the Guardian

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

The Guardian
06/12/2016
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The Economist

Graduating from destitution

The Economist
01/08/2015
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the Guardian

BRAC’s Founder wins 2015 World Food Prize

The Guardian
02/07/2015
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New York Times

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution

New York Times
14/08/2014
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