Response

May 31, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (30 May 2020)

The lockdown is ending in Bangladesh. The next two weeks offer a window of opportunity to manage the outbreak, with the right prioritisation. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 27, 2020

Lockdown in Bangladesh sees violence against women rise: The double challenge of accessing justice during a pandemic

Access to justice has long been a challenge in Bangladesh, particularly for women facing violence. Violence is always heavily under reported, but with lockdown due to COVID-19 women are even more restricted in terms of escaping, reporting and accessing support in cases of violence. Meanwhile, BRAC’s data shows violence against women has increased alarmingly compared to the same period last year. Virtual courts offer new hope in transparency, efficiency and speed.
May 23, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (23 May 2020)

It is an Eid like no other. Recovery efforts have begun after Cyclone Amphan’s destruction of several coastal regions. The testing conundrum is worsening in the country, and we may be entering the last week of lockdown. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 21, 2020

The Khichuri Index: Measuring the economic stress level in Bangladesh

Economic lockdowns and social distancing have turned COVID-19 from a public health crisis to a humanitarian disaster. BRAC has constructed a ‘Khichuri Index’ to understand the net impact of these changes on the food security of people who depend on daily wages.
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.