Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian Crisis

Eulogy for Mizan

Ever-the-probing journalist, Mizan bhai asked pointed legal questions during interviews with scholars and experts, with his signature disarming smile and genuine modesty

Eulogy for Mizan

Donor govts urged to recognise crimes against Rohingya as genocide

Unpublished quantitative data collected by Fortify Rights and a team of Rohingya researchers found that 100 per cent of Rohingya respondents in Bangladesh believe the Myanmar military is intent on ...

A Rohingya refugee repairs the roof of his shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on 5 March 2019

More children wed, risk trafficking in Rohingya camps in pandemic: UN

Child marriage is on the rise in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps and the risk of human trafficking grows with every day the pandemic shuts youth services, according to a UN-led study that was ...

Rohingya refugee children attend a class to learn Burmese language at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 9 April 2019.

COVID-19 threatens to exacerbate conflict, humanitarian crises: WHO

COVID-19 threatens to exacerbate many issues the world is facing, such as years of conflict and other humanitarian crises, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while calling ...

World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquaters in Geneva on 11 March, 2020.

Bangladesh sex workers face hunger, abuse amid pandemic

Bangladesh is home to about 100,000 sex workers and charities estimate that seven out of 10 are struggling to survive, three months after the country shut down to stop the spread of the virus.

A sex worker hides her face behind a veil

Tahsan auctions original tape and lyrics for COVID-19 relief

Celebrated singer cum actor Tahsan Khan sold the original master Digital Audio Tape (DAT) of his first solo album ‘Kothopokothon’ and written lyric of song ‘Irsha’.

Tahsan auctions original tape and lyrics for COVID-19 relief

Mother forced to sell hair to buy milk for infant

The nationwide shutdown aimed at curbing coronavirus has left her day-labourer husband jobless, leading their family, including her toddler, to starvation. As the family is new in the locality, ...

Sathi Begum and her child

NASA steps in to help develop COVID-19 solutions

In a bid to find solutions that can address shortage of critical medical equipment like ventilators in tackling the COVID-19 crisis, the US space agency has joined forces with a task force in ...

NASA steps in to help develop COVID-19 solutions

Disaster relief: Prevent stealing, resume OMS

All on a sudden the open market sale (OMS) of rice was stopped, which was a shock to the mass people. This was not a prudent decision, no matter which was the cause - breach of discipline or failure ...

Women stand in a queue to receive relief supplies provided by local community amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 1 April.

In Syria camp young teachers adapt again

After bombs forced him and his students from their homes, Ahmed Hadaja began teaching in a tent in northwest Syria. And now that the threat of coronavirus has shut even his tented school, he has ...

Ahmed Hadaja, a 21-year-old medic and volunteer Arabic teacher, watches with other teachers video lessons they recorded for students, after their tented school was shut due to the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Atmeh camp, near the Turkish border, Syria 30 March 2020.
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