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DRC: Bangladeshi Female Pilots Flying Forward

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Captain Tamanna and Nayma are Bangladeshi’s first female military pilots, serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). They strive to be role models for local w...

Bangladesh: Supporting Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

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The situation for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh has become increasingly dangerous with the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains, putting already vulnerable people at even greater risk. ...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

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More than 640,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by violence and human rights abuses. The vast majority of the refugees are women and children. UN humanitarian agencies are working ...

Bangladeshi UN Peacekeepers Deliver Critical Medical Aid to Remote Communities

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Bangladeshi Blue Helmets deployed with the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Mali are traveling to remote parts of the country to provide critical medical assistance to individuals in need. This benefits Malian...

Bangladesh: Small Fish, Big Gains

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United Nations - In a country where over 20 million people are estimated to be deficient in essential vitamins and minerals, eating small nutrient-rich fish can make a vital difference. An IFAD-supported project is b...

Bangladesh: The Rana Plaza Tragedy

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United Nations - After the deadly collapse in April 2013 of the Rana Plaza building in Dhakar, efforts are underway to ensure such a tragedy is never repeated. With support from the International Labour Organization, ...

Bangladesh: Climate Change Threatens Livelihood

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Climate change continues to threaten food security in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, where rising sea levels and seasonal storms worry farmers. Those living along the country's southern coast ...

Safe Motherhood in Bangladesh

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United Nations, New York, February 2012 - Every year, thousands of women in Bangladesh die from avoidable causes related to childbirth. The majority of women still give birth at home, where lack of access to a skilled...

Bangladesh: Traces of Poison in Water

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United Nations, New York, December 2011 - In 1993, Bangladesh found its main source of fresh water tainted with naturally occurring arsenic posing a public health risk to millions. Since then, the country has partnere...

Bangladesh: Reducing Maternal Deaths

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In Bangladesh, about a third of the booming population have little access to medical services. A local NGO is helping provide maternal health services to urban slum communities. UNIA Programme # 1285 Trans...

Bangladesh: Seeking Justice

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Young women in Bangladesh are striving for equal opportunities by breaking into what's traditionally known as a man's world. But their quest comes at a high price. In this South East Asian nation, one woman's struggle...

Bangladesh: Seeking justice

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United Nations, February 2011 - In Bangladesh, many young women are striving to break down traditional barriers. But for some, this comes at a high price. We take you to this South East Asian nation where one woman's...