Tents in a Rohingya refugee camp cluster on a muddy hillside in Bangladesh.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
In this picture taken June 14, 2013, Henna Begum holds a picture of her daughter Akhi Akhter, a garment worker in the Rana Plaza building in Savar when it collapsed.
The 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse is the clothing industry’s worst ever industrial incident. Not enough has changed for garment workers.
There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
Cern’s LHCb experiment has spotted more evidence of an anomaly in the standard model of physics.
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A transcript of episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including an update on the situation for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi children at the Independence Day celebrations in Dhaka in 2012.
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Pakistan, created during the 1947 partition, comprised two geographical areas, separated by over a thousand miles. The fault lines between the two regions resulted in the birth of Bangladesh.
Continued persecution in Myanmar and dire living condition in Bangladesh push Rohingya people to keep seeking refuge.
Densely populated areas, like Mathare in Kenya, enable viruses to spread rapidly.
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Slums are a challenge for controlling the pandemic. Strengthening their fragile healthcare provision would help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics.
Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh.
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A scholar who spent time in refugee camps argues that Bangladesh’s culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country’s opening up of its borders.
The food market in Mongla in October 2019: it was shut during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The urban poor in Bangladesh’s small cities already faced food insecurity before COVID-19 – but the lockdown made affording food much harder.
Coronavirus has revealed the extreme plight of Bangladeshi factory workers.
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The need for social distancing due to coronavirus means now is the time for schools across the world to embrace outdoor learning.
Coronavirus has shifted the mood in society, and the fashion industry should strike while the iron is hot.
Charipara village is flooded by the sea as Cyclone Amphan destroyed embankments in Kalapara Upazila in Patuakhali District, Bangladesh. Date: 3 June 2020.
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Cyclone Amphan was one of the worst cyclones to hit Bangladesh in modern times. But thanks to local action, many lives were saved.
Awaiting Amphan, May 2020.
Massive cyclone that hit India and Bangladesh could have been so much worse.
A market area in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, crowded with people despite the coronavirus pandemic, May 12, 2020.
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COVID-19 is spreading fast through not only the world’s richest cities but also its poorest, ravaging slum areas where risk factors like overcrowding and poverty accelerate disease transmission.
Markets in Africa’s cities are central to the food chain. But many had to close because of COVID-19 measures.
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Safe rural migration programmes are not a substitute for formal social protection. But they could buy governments some time.
Nary a mask in sight at a market area in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya, Ukhia, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 is spreading quickly in Bangladesh. An outbreak in the refugee camps that house some 1 million Rohingya Muslims in cramped, unsanitary quarters would be calamitous.
Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory following a re-run in 2017.
By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively.
In this 2013 photo, Bangladeshi mourners carry the coffin containing the body of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider for funeral.
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In recent years Bangladesh has seen an increase in attacks on religious minorities. A scholar explains how certain extreme views on how Islam is to be followed are taking center stage in the country.
River erosion in Bangladesh, Sept. 12, 2019.
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Bangladesh is on the front lines of climate change, but factors including money, gender and religion make some Bangladeshis much more vulnerable than others. Can it find inclusive ways to cope?