Thursday 9 May 2013

Bangladesh: Rihan lost both parents in building collapse

Rihan’s parents were both working inside Rana Plaza when it collapsed on 24th April 2013. Rihan’s mother, Rehena Begum, worked as a machine operator on the 6th floor while her father was a laundry operator. While her mother’s dead body was recovered and identified on the first day, there has been no sign of her father.

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Wednesday 8 May 2013

Bangladesh: Taslima survived the building collapse

The additional income Taslima earned from being a garment factory worker was supposed to pay for her three-year-old son’s future education.

But after sustaining a compound fracture to her pelvis and back bone, Taslima is not sure when she will be able to work again. The 24-year-old was working on the 8th floor in a garment factory in Rana Plaza when the building collapsed on 24th April 2013.

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Tuesday 7 May 2013

1 Newborn dies every 7 minutes in Bangladesh

By Michael Foley, Director of Health and Nutrition for Save the Children Bangladesh

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Tuesday 30 April 2013

Bangladesh: 2,500 people saved from Savar building

By Nayyar Iqbal

I can only imagine how distressing it must have been for the children waiting with their relatives at the collapsed Rana Plaza for their parents to be pulled out of the rubble, dead or alive. 

The women working in garment factories are already poor and vulnerable, and permanent disability or death can only mean their children’s lives will be made worse in the coming months, at risk of dropping out of school or child labour in order to put food on the table. 

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