COVID-19

Field Staff Bolster Vaccination Efforts

Field Staff Bolster Vaccination Efforts

by RAEED ABD-ALLAH CHOWDHURYSeptember 29, 2021 Friendship paramedics administer vaccinations in Shariakandi, Bogura. © MUSFIQUR SAKIB/FRIENDSHIP Amidst the intermittent lockdowns, multiple waves of covid-19 infections, logistical issues and significant threat to...

An Equal Healthcare

An Equal Healthcare

Friendship founder Runa Khan explains why the world needs healthcare that takes care of all living beings, rather than just humans The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that we are all unsafe until all of us are safe. © YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND by RUNA KHANAugust 11, 2021 The...

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...

Selfless till the End

Selfless till the End

Friendship Community Paralegal leaves a legacy of saving lives. by RAEED ABD-ALLAH CHOWDHURYMarch 14, 2021 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...

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...

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...

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...