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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.

‘Low-income people to receive food support’

The government has taken an initiative to provide food assistance to those who used to survive on their daily-basis income but currently have no income due to coronavirus outbreak

Food being distributed among people

Quader urges rich people to come forward with assistance

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday urged the affluent people of the society to extend their helping hands during the crisis created over global coronavirus outbreak

Quader urges rich people to come forward with assistance

Steps taken to prevent virus spread in jails: Addl IG

Jail authorities have taken a number of measures, including placing new inmates under a mandatory 14-day quarantine, in all jails across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus among ...

Steps taken to prevent virus spread in jails: Addl IG

Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to headline benefit concert

Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and Tim McGraw will headline a benefit concert on Sunday, playing from their homes, to raise money to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, Fox television said on ...

Mariah Carey
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