Saving Lives

Unheard Voices from the Climate Frontier

Unheard Voices from the Climate Frontier

On October 10, 2020, Friendship hosted a roundtable conference which gave a national platform to grassroots organisations working at the forefront of the struggle against the climate crisis.  Fifty-three grassroots organisations battling climate disasters in some...

Change Can Happen from Bottom Up

Change Can Happen from Bottom Up

On October 10, ahead of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Friendship brought together grassroots actors in disaster management together with the Honourable Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, high officials from the Department of Disaster...

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...

Guardians of the embankment

Guardians of the embankment

On May 20th Super-cyclone Amphan began heading towards the shore of Padmapukur, a cluster of coastal villages in Bangladesh. As the majority of its villagers took shelter, Friendship's Uttam Kumar lead 30 young volunteers to repair the town’s embankment. The...