Thursday 16 May 2013

Cyclone Mahasen – rapidly approaching the Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar districts of Bangladesh

By Khaza Uddin, Communications Manager in Save the Children in Bangladesh

Cyclone Mahasen hit the coast of Bangladesh near the southern district of Patulkhai earlier today and is now situated 210 km from the ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. Warning signals have risen to seven out of a possible 10 and one person has already been reported dead.

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Tuesday 14 May 2013

Bangladesh: Rupon, 6, lost his mother in building collapse

Rupon, 6, is still waiting for his mother’s body to be recovered from the rubble of the Rana Plaza, after it collapsed on 24th April 2013. His mother, Nazma, was working at one of the garment factories and is the sole breadwinner of her family.

Rupon has been living with his Aunt Noorbanu in Netrokona Bangladesh for the past five and a half years after his father passed away while Nazma worked in Savar. Sharing a small living space with six other garment factory workers, Nazma manages to save enough to send some money to her sister’s family each month to pay for Rupon’s expenses.

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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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