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Adaptation to climate change: Lesson learnt from Pervin

Adaptation to climate change: Lesson learnt from Pervin

“We have lost everything due to cyclone Sidr and cyclone Aila. At first, Sidr destroyed our tiny house that was built on an embankment. After that, we constructed a small home on a comparatively high land. But Aila swept it away,’’ says Pervin, a climate victim based in Patuakhali, a southern city of Bangladesh.

January 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Microfinance programs help climate victims in Bangladesh

Microfinance programs help climate victims in Bangladesh

Galachipa, an offshore valley in the southern part of Bangladesh, often faces natural hazards like flood, river erosion, and tidal surges. They were used to with such acts of nature until 2007 when a devastating cyclone, named Sidr, has swept the area along with many other villages in the south that killed up to 10,000 […]

January 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Indian couple wins Alternative Nobel Prize

Indian couple wins Alternative Nobel Prize

Krishnammal Jagannathan, 82, and her husband, Sankaralingam, 95, have spent a lifetime fighting for the rights of the deprived, especially the Dalits, the former untouchables, who form the lowest rung of India’s ancient caste ladder. The couple – named Wednesday among the recipients of the 2008 Right Livelihood Awards, often called the Alternative Nobel Prizes […]

October 1, 2008 | By | Reply More
School feeding programme begins in 5 districts

School feeding programme begins in 5 districts

School Group Feeding Programme has been introduced in five districts of the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) by the year 2010. The main target of introducing the programme is to reduce number of dropouts in primary schools, ensure quality education, increase number of children in primary schools, combat malnutrition and ensure cent […]

September 28, 2008 | By | Reply More
3,220 poor women get relief materials at Gaibandha

3,220 poor women get relief materials at Gaibandha

Ekota, a local humanitarian and voluntary organization, distributed relief materials among the poor of four unions of sadar upazila in Gaibandha on 27th September. The aid was given at a simple ceremony held at Ekota head office at Kumarpara under

September 28, 2008 | By | Reply More