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UNICEF preparing 210-bed facility for Rohingyas

UNICEF said it is preparing a 210-bed Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Isolation and Treatment Centre after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed among the Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar, ...

UNICEF preparing 210-bed facility for Rohingyas

25pc people don’t wash hands: Survey

The habit of hand washing has increased in Bangladesh, but over one-fourth of the country's population do not use soap, revealed a cluster survey of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) published in ...

25pc people don’t wash hands: Survey

UNICEF extends support to learn children from home

UNICEF has said it will significantly scale up support in all countries to help children continue their learning as large-scale school closures make face-to-face education in classrooms unavailable ...

UNICEF extends support to learn children from home

‘20 per cent of the people still go to bed hungry’

The number of those going hungry has gone down considerably in Bangladesh and underweight rates have almost halved. Wasting rates are also almost half and the country was at a threshold. But there is ...

‘20 per cent of the people still go to bed hungry’

Sorrows of salinity at Dakope

Five-month-old Nazmul was crying continuously and his mother Monowara (30) was trying to calm him down. She said her baby boy had been suffering from diarrhoea for two days. Apart from breastfeeding, ...

Sorrows of salinity at Dakope

Neonatal deaths increase for 3 reasons

The rate of neonatal deaths in Bangladesh has increased over the past few years. The main causes of these deaths are asphyxia, sepsis, infectious diseases, underweight and other preventable ...

Neonatal deaths increase for 3 reasons

Rabab Fatima of Bangladesh elected UNICEF executive board president

Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh's Permanent Representative (PR) to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected president of the UNICEF executive board at elections held Tuesday at the UN ...

Rabab Fatima of Bangladesh elected UNICEF executive board president

A train trip that set Shafikul on a new track of life

Back in 1989, seven-year-old Shafikul boarded a train compartment after school, mistakenly thinking it was an abandoned one. He had realised his mistake once the train started. It took him from ...

A train trip that set Shafikul on a new track of life

Over 19m Bangladesh children at front line of climate change disasters: UN

Over 19 million children, a quarter of them under 5, across Bangladesh are at the front line of climate change disasters, a UN report says mentioning that climate change threatens child nutrition in ...

Over 19m Bangladesh children at front line of climate change disasters: UN

One-in-three children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of ...

One-in-three children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF
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