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New Wave Threatens Recovery

New Wave Threatens Recovery

Daily new deaths reach at all-time high in AprilShutdowns extended till May 5, but shops allowed to open ahead of the Eid festivalQuestions arise about vaccine supply as India struggles to contain crisisPoverty reduction reverses for the first time in decades The...

Connectivity for Climate Action

Connectivity for Climate Action

Friendship School students in char areas to get virtual exchange programme with European counterparts Friendship launched a project connecting its secondary school students from remote river island communities in Bangladesh with their counterparts 8,000km away in the...

Volunteering Towards a Safer Community

Volunteering Towards a Safer Community

Friendship Presents their Work at International Conference by Raeed Abd-Allah Chowdhury Friendship disaster volunteers doing the rounds to spread awareness during the Covid-19 pandemic Friendship’s Climate Action team presented its successes in using volunteerism to...

Kutupalong Erupts in Flames

Kutupalong Erupts in Flames

situation overview At around 3pm on March 22, 2021, a devastating fire broke out in camp 8W of the Kutupalong camp network which houses some 880,000 Rohingya refugees who fled genocide in adjacent Myanmar. Fueled by dry weather and breeze, the fire quickly spread to...

Empowered and Equal

Empowered and Equal

Runa Khan Empowered women are all around us. If we just look beyond the narrow, domestic role that even today, most societies assign us, we find that every woman has within her, incredible dignity, courage and resilience in the face of adversity. For example, take...

Selfless till the End

Selfless till the End

Friendship Community Paralegal leaves a legacy of saving lives. by Raeed Abd-Allah Chowdhury In March 2020, when factories shut down overnight as the country went under lockdown to combat Covid-19, it cut millions of daily wage earners from their incomes. Watching...

Faces of Friendship

Faces of Friendship

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted inequalities in our world today, where communities are left unaddressed due to lack of access to vital services, extreme poverty and vulnerability to the climate crisis. It has also shown our connectedness, highlighting the fact...

Everybody Needs Friends and Heroes

Everybody Needs Friends and Heroes

It was in March 2019, exactly a year before the Covid-19 lockdown in Bangladesh and all around the world, whilst travelling with us in the climate impacted and remote communities on the river islands of Northern Bangladesh, that global brand advisor Shubhankar Ray was...