Save the Children report misleading: Ministry

The ministry of foreign affairs has termed the recent survey report of Save the Children on Bangladesh "misleading" noting that the survey failed to depict the actual situation of the country.

The MoFA on Thursday said the methodology of the survey was "incorrect" with "faulty" sampling framework.

The "so-called" survey reflected researchers’ gap of understanding and questioned the "goodwill and credibility" of Save the Children.

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The MoFA in a media release said acting chief of the Save the Children, Bangladesh wholeheartedly regretted for such misleading information when the MoFA wanted to know the matter.

The MoFA said the so-called survey does not represent around 65 million children of the country and no way reflect the overall situation of the country.

The survey report was prepared based on telephone conversation with only 121 children.

At least 64 per cent children from marginalised groups and their families are currently facing severe food crisis amid Bangladesh’s general holiday to contain the spread of coronavirus, Save the Children said Tuesday.

The data were collected over phone from 121 children aged between 10-18 in urban slums, tea gardens and disadvantaged rural areas, the organisation said in a press release.

It showed that food scarcity in the families have reached to critical stage as earning members are jobless.