Poverty

Covid-19

Stand by the jobless during extended restrictions

All the affected poor people under the safety net should be given cash support till 16 May. Beside the government support, let the wealthy people of the society stand by the poor.

Stand by the jobless during extended restrictions

Auto-rickshaw drivers, light vehicle workers demand food support

Auto-rickshaw drivers and light vehicle workers organised a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Thursday demanding food support and allowing their operation by ensuring health safety ...

Auto-rickshaw drivers, light vehicle workers demand food support

Cash support: Number of poor increases, allocation remains same

Bangladesh has witnessed 25 million new poor during the pandemic. But the government is set to provide Tk 2,500 to each of 3.5 million poor families from 2 May

Cash support: Number of poor increases, allocation remains same

People for people, but politics for whom?

The political parties may not be able to do anything to control the spread of coronavirus, but at least they can do something for the poor. Yet they remain indifferent

People for people, but politics for whom?

Cash support for the poor: Learn from past mistakes

Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) have jointly conducted a survey on the poverty situation. The findings these two organisations ...

Cash support for the poor: Learn from past mistakes

Masks sales used to buy meals for the needy

Students of Jagannath University in the capital city Dhaka have come forward to distribute meals among deprived persons, using the funds generated from mask sales

Masks sales used to buy meals for the needy

For whom is the government, for whom the state?

Can the government spare only Tk 5000 in two years for each of these poor families who toil day and night to keep the wheels of the state and society running?

For whom is the government, for whom the state?

Is the Tk7.27bn for the poor going down the drain?

Although a list of rich and poor completed two years ago, it has not been published due to lack of software

Is the Tk7.27bn for the poor going down the drain?

Staying at home means no food for Korail slum dwellers

Most of the slum residents earn a hand-to-mouth living. They fear if their income is halted for a few more days, they will have nothing to eat

Staying at home means no food for Korail slum dwellers

Who will protect middle-class from sliding into poverty?

According to the South Asian Network on Economic Modelling, 42 per cent of the population is now poor. That means, Covid has taken Bangladesh around 20 years back

Who will protect middle-class from sliding into poverty?
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