Poverty

27pc of ‘Suchana’ beneficiaries reach food security: icddr,b

Food security is defined as having, at all times, both physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet dietary needs for a productive and healthy life

Planning minister Abdul Mannan addresses the 'SUCHANA Project Impact Assessment Result Dissemination Event'

Social protection expense

Urban poor in Bangladesh getting less attention: World Bank report

About 11 per cent of people in urban areas are covered by social protection whereas 19 per cent of the urban population is poor, says the World Bank report

World Bank

Afghanistan

One month after seizing power, economic crisis stalks Taliban

Drought and famine are driving thousands from the country to the cities, and the World Food Programme fears food could run out by the end of the month

This handout photo released by the Arabic Twitter account of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" on 18 August, 2021 shows a Taliban delegation led by the head of the negotiating team Anas Haqqani (C-R) meeting with former Afghan government officials including former president Hamid Karzai (C-L) at an unspecified location in Afghanistan

School closure due to Covid-19

50,000 students likely have dropped out in Kurigram

Teachers and concerned officials said this as school reopened on Sunday after nearly 18 months amid a festive atmosphere and calls for maintaining Covid-19 health guidelines

Students at Baniabazar Government Primary School, Jamalpur on 12 September 2021

Unable to afford treatment, man commits suicide

Unable to afford treatment for his broken legs, a 45-year-old man allegedly ended his life at his home in Sumirdia village of Chuadanga on Monday

Suicide

Afghan economic meltdown would be ‘gift for terrorists’: UN chief

Much of the Afghan central bank’s $10 billion in assets are also parked overseas, where they have been frozen since the Taliban came to power last month

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference before a meeting with Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, on 2 July 2021

Demystifying food security in South Asia amid Covid-19

Statistics show nearly 25 per cent people in Bangladesh are victims of food insecurity while 36 per cent of children below five years of age suffer from stunting or symptoms of chronic malnutrition

Demystifying food security in South Asia amid Covid-19

Pandemic pushed 75-80 mn more people in Asia-Pacific into extreme poverty: ADB

The ADB warned that the pandemic is threatening Asia and the Pacific's progress toward critical targets under the Sustainable Development Goals

Pandemic pushed 75-80 mn more people in Asia-Pacific into extreme poverty: ADB

PM Hasina asks secretaries to make sure all plans implemented

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked secretaries to maintain the current pace of development in the country

PM Sheikh Hasina virtually joins meeting with secretaries at the NEC auditorium on Wednesday.

Ashrayan project

Good project, bad planning

There are pictures popping up all over of Ashrayan project houses collapsing all over the place. And the blame game is on

A house of the Ashrayan project collapses in Gajaria, Munishiganj
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