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একটি পরিবারের নীরব আর্তনাদ

শ্রদ্ধেয় স্যার ও ম্যাডাম, আমার সালাম নিবেন। অনুগ্রহ করে আমার এই ইমেইল খারাপভাবে নিবেন না। আমি আপনাদের কারো মেয়ে আর কারো ছোট বোন এর মতো। আমার নাম আল্পনা, আমি বর্তমানে নারায়ণগঞ্জ এর ফতুল্লাহ থানার, শিবু মার্কেট, এলাকায় পরিবার নিয়ে ভাড়া বাসায় বাস করছি। আমার পরিবারে ৪ জন সদস্য। আমার স্বামী আশুলিয়া, সাভার এ একটা প্রাইভেট কোম্পানিতে চাকরি করছিল। Read More »

Modern slavery in Asia Pacific fuelled by poverty, migration

By Neena Bhandari SYDNEY, Australia, May 15 2020 (IPS) – Aged 17, Moe Turaga was saddled with the responsibility of providing for his mother and young siblings when a family member approached him with the promise of a job and education in Australia. Dreaming of a bright future for himself and his family, he seized the opportunity and left the ... Read More »

63% coastal poor households borrow loan from local lenders

A recent survey finds that about 63% of coastal poor households have borrowed loan from local money lenders at high-interest rates  due to absent of institutional credit facilities. The survey also finds 57% of households are suffering from  food crisis because of the lockdown, and about 46% of households have experienced increasing violence against women. The Monitoring and Research Department ... Read More »

Mitigate Covid-19 caused hunger surge before it is too late

By Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo ROME, Apr 28 2020 (IPS) – Many uncertainties haunt the world’s campaign to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is now sure: Global economic activity will suffer greatly, with large-scale consequences for the incomes and welfare of all, but especially for the most vulnerable food import-dependent countries. Read More »

রিক-নরসিংদী জোনের অসহায় দরিদ্র সদস্যদের মাঝে ত্রান বিতরণ

অদ্য ২৫.০৪.২০২০ইং রিসোর্স ইন্টিগ্রেশন সেন্টার (রিক), নরসিংদী জোনের আওতাধীন ৪টি এরিয়া (নরসিংদী এরিয়া ২৫০জন, নারায়নগঞ্জ এরিয়া ১৫০জন, গাজীপুর এরিয়া ১৫০জন, পূবাইল এরিয়া ২০০জন সহ) সর্বমোট ৭৫০জন দরিদ্র সদস্যদের মাঝে সামাজিক দূরত্ব ও নিরাপত্তা বজায় রেখে নিত্য প্রয়োজনীয় বিভিন্ন খাদ্যসামগ্রী ক্রয়ের জন্য প্রত্যেককে ১০০০/- (এক হাজার) টাকা করে ৭,৫০,০০০/- (সাত লক্ষ পঞ্চাশ হাজার) টাকা আর্থিক সহায়তা প্রদান করা হয়। Read More »

People not in safety net count need to be seen and supported

Mostafa Kamal Majumder As the duration of the coronavirus lockdown is in the fourth week in Bangladesh beginning on March 26, new categories of people vulnerable to hunger are emerging. They are normally not the people to ask for support from the society or the government to feed them. With economic activities coming to a halt, scope of earning livelihood ... Read More »

Covid-19 crisis, crime, poverty: Need for social security

By Hassanal Noor Rashid Global inequality and injustice have been heated topics and of deep social concern throughout human history. In January 2020, OXFAM (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief), a reputable confederation of charitable organisations, declared in a widely circulated report “2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population”. Read More »

A $650 mn pledge aimed at eradicating extreme hunger by 2030

By Thalif Deen UN, Nov 22 2019 (IPS) – When a coalition of international donors pledged more than $650 million to provide assistance to over 300 million smallholder farmers in developing countries, the primary aim was to help increase agricultural and livestock production besieged by droughts, floods and other natural disasters triggered by climate change– mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and ... Read More »

Why can’t dynamic Asia-Pacific beat poverty?

By Shuvojit Banerjee and Poh Lynn Ng Bangkok, Aug 2019 (IPS) – Asia and the Pacific is lauded globally for its rapid economic growth over recent decades and has lifted 1.1 billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990. Nevertheless, the region continues to have the largest number of poor people in the world. Read More »

More than 700mn people still live on less than $1.90 per day

Akihiko Nishio Over the past quarter-century, the world has made enormous advances in the fight against extreme poverty. In that time, more than one billion people have risen out of its deadly grip. While this is a remarkable achievement, more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90-per-day. That’s roughly one in every 10 people on the planet ... Read More »

BD to bring a quarter of population under social safety net

Dhaka, June 13 – The government is going to bring nearly a quarter of the families in the country under the social safety net programmes in the next financial year. The government has planned to allocate Tk. 74,367 crore in the sector, which is 14.21 percent of total budget and 2.58 percent of GDP in the 2019-20 Fiscal Year. In ... Read More »

Poverty forces parents “to sell children” in Gaibandha

Gaibandha, June 9 (UNB) – Day-labourer Habil Mia from Rajbari village in Sundarganj upazila has been suffering from various ailments for a long time but all the while he had to work hard to support a seven-member family. Down by poverty, Habil and his wife finally decided to sell two of their daughters to arrange money to buy a small ... Read More »

Bangladesh launches social security strategy action plan

Dhaka: 05 Nov – The Cabinet Division of the government with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Australian Aid, launched the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) Action Plan on 04 November 2018, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) at the National Conference on Social Security Programme. Read More »

IFAD member states renew vow to reduce hunger, poverty

Rome, 12 Feb – At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in ... Read More »