Under a Changing Sky
20 Jan 2017
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Description: The Income Support Program for the Poorest is helping vulnerable rural populations in Bangladesh find a way out of poverty and access better healthcare. Through conditional cash transfers, this program aims to encourage mothers to use child nutrition and growth monitoring services to promote their children’s health and cognitive development.
22 Nov 2016
Description: There was a time when 70 percent of Bangladesh suffered from poverty. But the nation has made remarkable progress through innovative programs to promote solar power, education, equality, food security and health. Be inspired and watch how #ItsPossible to #EndPoverty.
14 Oct 2016
07 Sep 2016
Description: With our eleven commitments (http://buff.ly/2b5wMNt), we have focused on meeting people’s essential needs and developing solutions with and for those impacted; investing in local capacities, and putting people at the centre of the response through local and national empowerment and building community resilience.
Watch the video produced by ACT member Christian Aid which remember us that humanitarian action is first and foremost about humanity.
19 Aug 2016
Description: Since 2010, Concern Bangladesh’s DIPECHO (Disaster Preparedness ECHO) programme has been helping communities to prepare and protect themselves against natural disasters. Learn more about our work in Bangladesh: www.concern.net/bangladesh.
Produced by NARRI, a consortium of 10 international NGOs in Bangladesh, this video documents the work of three members of this consortium in the area of disaster risk preparedness.
Credit: DIPECHO programme/ NARRI partners communication staff/ Timothy Webster from Reelmedia.
17 Aug 2016
Description: Communities and families in the Khagrachari, Bandarban and Rangamati districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts, in southern Bangladesh have been struggling to sustain their livelihoods. Since mid-2014, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and ICRC's economic security programme has been helping these vulnerable families and communities to regain their capacity to cover their essential needs with dignity. The programme aims to develop sustainable agriculture, livestock and small business initiatives through cash grants.
21 Jul 2016
Description: In Bangladesh’s south-western district of Satkhira, residents face flooding so regularly that entire areas are waterlogged for months on end, severely affecting farming activities in the predominantly agricultural region. With no source of income, impacted populations are left with little or no means to meet daily needs or to maintain their day-to-day livelihoods. With an aim to reduce the vulnerability of the affected families and restore their livelihood resources, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has funded a project in the area. This project will enable communities to apply agricultural practices designed to enhance people's social protection, eventually opening the road to a better life.
Read more about other humanitarian projects in Bangladesh funded by the EU: http://bit.ly/1mrYqWG
Video by FAO
29 Apr 2016
Description: Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an estimated 20 million people in Bangladesh – mostly rural poor – still drink water contaminated over the national standard.
15 Apr 2016
Description: Located near Bangladesh’s highly disaster-prone coast, the village of Hothkali was systematically flooded last year due to an overflowing canal nearby, making its inhabitants' life miserable for months on end. That is until one woman, Minoti Rani, decided enough was enough. Rallying the other women of the village, she started what has become an inspiring example of local communities coming together to better prepare themselves against natural hazards.
This exhilarating story was documented as part of the TV show Amrai Pari ('Together we can do it'), which visits communities in Bangladesh’s most vulnerable areas as they work to build up their resilience in one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Funded partly by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and produced by BBC Media Action, the programme aims to both inform about these initiatives and inspire others by showcasing simple, low-cost solutions to everyday problems that can be easily replicated.
Read more about the humanitarian assistance provided by the European Commission in Bangladesh: http://bit.ly/1mrYqWG
Video by BBC Media Action
03 Mar 2016
Description: In Bangladesh, Morsheda lives in fear of the river. No matter how hard she works, every year the floods damage her home, leaving her and her children struggling to cope. Please join us and together, we can lift our global neighbours like Morsheda to safety this Christian Aid Week. To learn more or to give, please visit http://caweek.org
02 Mar 2016
Description: In December 2014, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Swedish Red Cross, launched its first ever live call-in radio programme. Since July 2015, the programme has been regularly broadcasted through community radio stations in Kurigram and Barguna districts, making it possible to reach around 800,000 people with information on disaster preparedness, shelter, livelihood, water and sanitation, hygiene & health, and other development issues.
29 Feb 2016