April 17, 2019
BLOG Urban

Into the fire, and out: Paying tribute to our firefighters

In crisis, firefighters are met with delay in reaching their destinations due to the traffic that plagues the city. The problem is compounded further when large, curious crowds gather around places of incidents, making maneuvering, and thus rescuing, a difficult task. In the chaos and confusion, do we lose sight of the grim reality, that it is lives that are at stake?
April 4, 2019
BLOG Health

Community Health Workers: The unsung superheroes

Imagine waking up one morning to find out the home that you lived in for years is reduced to ashes, all your assets are gone, your family members are injured and left with no food, money or shelter. Now, imagine being pregnant or having a pregnant wife only a week away from her delivery date in this situation. Scary? Given the frequent slum fires and violent eviction drives – unfortunately this is not a very uncommon scenario in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
April 2, 2019

Is it too late to win
the climate fight?

How has the weather affected you lately? Are you getting confused about whether it’s spring, monsoon or summer? While most of us tend to shrug off the unpredictabilities in our weather, increasingly harmful effects are at play which are already affecting communities worldwide.
March 28, 2019

Finding hope in bright colours in a Rohingya refugee camp

I found myself on a long-anticipated journey in 2019. With a black suitcase, a bright pink vest and many questions, an American-Bengali high school girl was heading for the site of an immense international collaboration.
 
 
EDITOR'S PICKS
February 3, 2019

Can play save a displaced generation?

Little colourful sanctuaries, shaded by bamboo verandahs, and walls covered in handpainted flowers. 30 tiny children under six years of age laughing, playing, tumbling over each other. The bells of the tambourine, the chanting of tiny voices singing songs. These are Humanitarian Play Labs in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
December 18, 2018

Migrants everywhere deserve dignity

On the month of victory and International Migrants Day, we stand by our migrants working hard for a better life.
December 3, 2018

A mother’s love
and a special classroom

Belal reads the loudest in his class. He is only 12, but has already competed in sports on a national level. He is also one of 1.5 billion people across the world, who live with some form of disability.
November 30, 2018

BRAC at UN
General Assembly: Transforming a group disenfranchised for generations

Imagine two-thirds of Manhattan’s population showing up at your doorstep overnight. Yet, Bangladesh responded with all its might. BRAC's Asif Saleh spoke on Bangladesh's journey in responding to the Rohingya crisis at this year's UN General Assembly.
November 20, 2018

A classroom in the sky: Building upwards in the Rohingya camps

One year on from the latest influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar, the settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are sheltering nearly a million people. 500,000 are children. Our goal for 2019 is to ensure access to education for 100,000 children.
November 20, 2018
BLOG WASH

Waste to welfare: A tale of Jamalpur and its people

The amount of waste water produced each year by Jamalpur town that ends up in its lakes is enough to fill the Empire State Building in New York.