Saving Lives

A Tool to Restart Their Lives

A Tool to Restart Their Lives

Runa Khan addresses the inaugural session of the International Dialogue on Migration 2021 Initiated in 2001, the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) is the principal forum for migration policy dialogue of the International Organization for Migration (IOM),...

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...

Empowered Heroes

Empowered Heroes

As Friendship continues its Friends and Heroes campaign highlighting everyday heroes who work silently at the frontlines of the global challenges that shape our world today, we’d like to introduce you to some of them: Ambition speaks for itself Dipti Rani had a lot of...

Covid-19 Combat

Covid-19 Combat

A glance at Friendship’s pandemic response Covid-19 was the defining event of 2020. As the novel coronavirus began spreading across the world, proactive societies went into lockdown. It was the surest way to arrest the spread of the mysterious new virus at a time when...

Ear to the Earth

Ear to the Earth

The key to adaptation lies in listening intently to locals and communities at the forefront of the climate crisis by Runa Khan, founder and executive director, Friendship In 2004, I was visiting our hospital ship in the river islands (chars) of the Brahmaputra. This...

Crisis Fatigue

Crisis Fatigue

by Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship The blessing that gives Bangladesh its natural abundance also leaves it vulnerable to nature’s more destructive forces. Bangladesh is formed at the mouth of two of the largest rivers of the world: the...