Response

May 19, 2020

Building capacity of community health workers remotely

Community health workers need to adapt to new platforms to effectively minimise the spread of COVID-19. App-based training could be key to rapidly equip them with necessary training during lockdowns and social distancing.
May 19, 2020

Let’s not forget people with disabilities during this pandemic

Lockdowns and a lack of inclusive awareness materials are putting women and girls with disabilities, who are already vulnerable, at further risk.
May 19, 2020

BRAC’s lessons from Ebola for COVID-19: How to support a country to recover after a pandemic

This series is a collection of insights from BRAC practitioners who have led responses to mass-scale crises across the world. We present key factors for other practitioners; healthcare professionals, governments and development authorities to consider in preparation, management, relief and recovery.
May 16, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (16 May 2020)

Bangladesh’s public healthcare system is at a breaking point, and the first two cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. Read the latest about the pandemic in Bangladesh.
May 13, 2020

Facing COVID-19 with a disability

One of the most glaring findings from a recent BRAC study shows how completely dependent the respondents are on external support, be it food or cash assistance.
May 11, 2020

BRAC’s lessons from Ebola for COVID-19: Focus on the community, support government and invest in people

This series is a collection of insights from BRAC practitioners who have led responses to mass-scale crises across the world. We present key factors for other practitioners; healthcare professionals, governments and development authorities to consider in preparation, management, relief and recovery.
May 9, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (8 May 2020)

Bangladesh enters a crucial phase - the lockdown’s gradual exit phase. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
May 7, 2020

Learning in a pandemic: 4 tips for parents and caregivers with young children at home

As more than a billion students around the world put their schooling on pause, families are doing more than ever to bring learning home.
May 3, 2020

A rapid assessment – From pandemic to poverty

We need to act now and we need to act fast. Across the world, people living in poverty are struggling to feed their children as food insecurity continues to rise sharply.
April 24, 2020

Hope for a renewed fashion industry as we remember Rana Plaza during COVID-19

Seven years on from Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's garment sector faces unprecedented challenges that will fiercely test its resilience. Can COVID-19 serve as a catalyst for a more responsible fashion industry?
April 15, 2020

A rapid perception survey as the pandemic worsens in Bangladesh

As COVID-19 continues to spread across international borders, vulnerable communities are disproportionately at risk. BRAC conducted a rapid perception survey to capture the level of awareness among households of low incomes, and the economic impact on livelihoods.
October 13, 2019

Tackling the mental health crisis during a disaster

Bangladesh is the eighth worst affected country in the world in terms of natural disasters. Between 2008 and 2017, approximately 37 million people were affected.