Soraya Auer

January 6, 2014

Realigning the stars for Bangladesh’s adolescent girls

Even after her father hacked at her mother’s foot with a kitchen knife in an alcohol fuelled rage, Merina, 16, did not want to abandon her father. “He wasn’t always like this,” she says. “His addiction turned him into a crazy person.”
December 19, 2013

Protecting migrants before departure

There are 232 million people living outside their country of origin, and Samina Begum from Bangladesh was almost one of them. There is an estimated 8 million Bangladeshis working abroad, sending back remittances of around 12bn USD. This year alone, another 1.4 million – almost 1 percent of the country’s population – joined them.
May 22, 2013

The world’s biggest family

One of the newest additions to BRAC's family worldwide tells her story of discovering what BRAC really is. Originally published at The Huffington Post.
May 16, 2013

Preparation and relief efforts for Cyclone Mahasen

Cyclone Mahasen hit Bangladesh coastal areas on May 16. A combined effort by different BRAC programmes, including Disaster, Environment & Climate Change (DECC), mobilised precautions and has begun relief and rebuilding efforts.