Press Releases

17 April, 2018
Relief Agencies Prepare Rohingya Refugees for Monsoon Threats

With experts warning that heavy rains and cyclonic storms could devastate new Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh, several aid agencies have begun efforts to protect the refugees ahead of the impending monsoon season, which typically starts in May. The aid agencies are doing work on different levels to stave off the risks of flooding and landslides, including efforts to move many refugees away...Read more

15 April, 2018
Refugees from Myanmar still need your help

IN August last year, an influx of refugees arrived in Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Myanmar. As of February, more than 670,000 had fled across the border – making the exodus one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world. Cox’s Bazar, the camp most of these people now call home, has become the most densely populated refugee settlement in the world. More than 880,000 are...Read more

08 April, 2018
CARE Bangladesh-SDC SHOMOSHTI Project and Innovision Consulting hold national seminar

CARE Bangladesh-SDC SHOMOSHTI Project and Innovision Consulting organized a national seminar on ‘Application of Market System Approach for Extreme Poverty Alleviation and Promotion of Social Services’ on Sunday, April 08, 2018, at Amari Dhaka. First of its kind in Bangladesh, this event aimed to harness the lessons of practitioners in applying market driven approach on income and...Read more

06 March, 2018
CARE Bangladesh salutes resilience of refugee woman on the occasion of IWD2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day and salute the resilience of refugee women, CARE Bangladesh organized a photo exhibition titled “194 Days of the Myanmar Refugee Crisis - Respecting Women: Faces and Stories of Resilience” on March 6, 2018 in Dhaka and on March 8, 2018 in  Cox’s Bazar. The exhibition marks the 6 month anniversary of the refugee response. The...Read more

25 February, 2018
Bangladesh: Six months after the refugee influx from Myanmar

Cox’s Bazar (25 February 2018) – Six months after more than 688,000 refugees from Myanmar fled from mass violence to neighboring Bangladesh, providing continued support for medical treatment, sanitation, and shelter remain the most pressing needs. “Six months into the crisis, every day that passes means that people are at risk of being forgotten. It is vital that we continue...Read more

03 December, 2017
CARE Bangladesh distributed Family Hygiene and Dignity Kit to the refugees in the Ukhiya makeshift camps

On 29 November, CARE Bangladesh has distributed Family Hygiene and Dignity Kit to 1250 households in one of the makeshift camps in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, Bangadesh. Each kit contained essential items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, nail clipper, torch/flashlight, sanitary pad and multipurpose cloth. CARE plans to distribute 12000 similar kits in phases. We are happy to let you know...Read more

29 October, 2017
National level advocacy and sensitization workshop on “Drug Dependency and Health Needs of People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)”

A National Level Advocacy and Sensitization Workshop on “Drug Dependency and Health Needs of People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)” was held on 26th October’2017 at Milton Auditorium, BSMMU, Shahbag. This Workshop has been jointly organized by BSMMU and CARE Bangladesh with the support of Global Fund, Save the Children and AIDS/STD Program (ASP) under DGHS of MoHFW. The objective of this...Read more

11 October, 2017
CARE has set out an example for urban resilience

‘CARE Bangladesh’s urban resilience work in Gazipur has set an example for others. This kind of initiative needs to be expanded in the future.’ This recognition came out from the National Conference on Disaster Risk Management held in Dhaka on 03-04 October 2017. Led by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) the conference was jointly organized by 16 Humanitarian organizations...Read more

11 October, 2017
Swiss Ambassador Visits CARE’s SHOMOSHTI Project

“I’m very excited to see that Union Parishad (locally elected govt. body), local partner, CARE and private sector are working together with extremely enthusiastic women groups. I’m encouraged to see so many entrepreneurial women are engaged’, this was expressed by HE Mr. Rene Holenstein, Swiss Ambassador to Bangladesh while visiting CARE’s SHOMOSHTI Project areas in Rajshahi on October...Read more

01 October, 2017
Myanmar Refugee Crisis: Women and Children in Urgent Need of Assistance, Warns CARE

More than 300,000 women and children who have fled from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh are in urgent need of safe shelter, health services, sanitary facilities and protection, warns the international aid organization CARE. “Our team spoke to dozens of women, and almost all appear traumatized by experiences in the last few weeks and months. Many trekked barefoot for days, through...Read more

20 September, 2017
CARE Bangladesh hosted meeting with National Char Alliance (NCA)

CARE Bangladesh hosted a meeting with National Char Alliance (NCA) on 14 September 2017, in RAOWA Club, Mohakhali, Dhaka. National Char Alliance (NCA) is a macro level advocacy platform comprising of 50 INGOs and NGOs, business organizations, journalists, researchers and academicians, works with different stakeholders e.g., Government of Bangladesh, Local Government, policy makers, donors and...Read more

19 September, 2017
Government representatives from Kingdom of Bhutan visited CARE Bangladesh

A 15 member team from Kingdom of Bhutan local government visited CARE Bangladesh's Journey for Advancement in Transparency, Representation and Accountability (JATRA) project area in Kashiram Belpukur Union Parishad, under Nilphamari district, Saidpur Upazila. Citizen Engagement tool is one of the best approaches implemented under JATRA Project to foster Social Accountability in strengthening...Read more

19 September, 2017
CARE responds to Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

In the past three weeks, more than 400,000 people from Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh after an escalation of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State. Most of the refugees, around 80 percent, are women, children and small babies. "The situation of the refugees is worsening by the minute. They came to Bangladesh with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. They walked for long...Read more

31 August, 2017
CARE Bangladesh distributes the last phase of the emergency relief

CARE Bangladesh distributes the last phase of the emergency relief from START Fund on 30 August in Ghorjan Union of Sirajganj district to 375 households before Eid as a part of the “Monsoon Flood Response 2017” initiative. Cash of BDT 4000 (USD 50) is distributed to 2000 households in Kurigram and Sirajganj in three phases. On 30 August Zia Chowdhury, Country Director, CARE Bangladesh, NDP...Read more

29 August, 2017
CARE Bangladesh has launched their second phase of cash distribution initiative for the flood affected people in Kurigram and Sirajganj

As the part of CARE Bangladesh’s ongoing flood response, yesterday 29 August we completed another round of cash distribution for the flood affected people of Sirajganj district with support from START Bangladesh Fund and UK Aid. A total of 425 households received Taka 4000 (50 USD) each as one-time multi-purpose/unconditional cash support. The distribution took place in Baghutia Union under...Read more

27 August, 2017
BRUP project facilitated formation of Disaster Management Committee (DMC) in Gazipur City Corporation and in all 57 wards of Gazipur

As far I know, no other city corporation in the whole country has Disaster Management Committee (DMC) in all the wards. I highly acknowledge the support from CARE and VERC who facilitated formation of DMC at the city corporation level with more than 100 members and took it beyond to the ward level through their BRUP project. Today we have DMCs in all our 57 wards in Gazipur- said K.M. Rahatul...Read more

24 August, 2017
CARE distributes cash to the flood affected people

CARE Bangladesh has started cash distribution for the flood affected people with funding from START Bangladesh Fund and UK Aid. As part of that, a total of 500 households today received a one-time multi-purpose cash Taka 4000 (50 USD) each. The distribution took place in Shimulbari Union under Fulbari Upazila of Kurigram district in northern Bangladesh. In his opening remarks the local Union...Read more

23 August, 2017
Government Exposure visit to SHOUHARDO III project

“A women who has studied only up to class 5 in a village school, stood up among all men and women and explained flawlessly the activities of SHOUHARDO III program and how has it impacted her life. I was moved by her confidence and courage”- says Dr. Julia Moin, Deputy Secretary, LGD about a SHOUHARDO III participant, a leader of EKATA group, in Habiganj during a Government Exposure visit on...Read more

20 August, 2017
Event on Sharing Findings of Analysis on Child Marriage related Laws in South Asian Countries

Almost half of the child marriages that occur in the world takes place in South Asia. Age old prejudice, social stereotypes, religion believes, security concerns for the girl child are some of the main reasons behind this malicious social practice. To learn from best practices on which country is implementing what kinds of legal apparatus in addressing child marriage, Tipping Point project...Read more

19 August, 2017
Media visit to CARE Bangladesh working areas in Sunamganj affected by flash flood

In order to draw wider attention to the post-flashflood situation in Haor areas, a media visit was organized in Sunamganj on 18 and 19 August. Journalists from two leading TV Channels Somoy TV and Ekattor TV visited the affected areas that also included CARE’s SHOUHARDO III and SHOMOSTI project areas. The visit primarily focused on how people are coping with the post-flood situation and what...Read more

20 October, 2016
সুইয়ের মাধ্যমে মাদক গ্রহণকারীদের মেথাডন সেবন অব্যাহত রাখা ও এই কার্যক্রম সম্প্রসারণ বিষয়ক কর্মশালা

কেয়ার বাংলাদেশ, সেভ দি চিলড্রেন এবং আইসিডিডিআর,বি -এর যৌথ উদ্যোগে এবং জাতীয় এইডস/এসটিডি কন্ট্রোল প্রোগ্রাম (এনএএসপি) ও মাদ্রকদ্রব্য নিয়ন্ত্রণ...Read more

14 August, 2016
দেশের উত্তরবঙ্গে বন্যাপীড়িত মানুষের মাঝে রিলিফ বিতরণ করেছে কেয়ার বাংলাদেশ

এ বছর জুলাইয়ের শেষদিকে ভারীবর্ষণের কারনে সারাদেশের প্রায় ১৯ টি জেলা বন্যার পানিতে প্লাবিত হয়েছে। পানিবন্দী মানুষের মাধ্যে ত্রাণ সহায়তা প্রদানের...Read more

28 June, 2016
Pragati and CARE Join hands to improve resilience of rural communities by introducing micro health insurance

Pragati Life Insurance Limited and CARE Bangladesh signed an agreement on 27 June 2016 to jointly introduce a micro health insurance pilot scheme for the rural households. The agreement was signed by M. J. Azim, Managing Director and CEO of the Pragati Life Insurance Limited and Berhanu Moreda, Acting Country Director of CARE Bangladesh in a humble ceremony at the board room of Pragati Insurance...Read more

16 June, 2016
Workshop on Sustainable Service Delivery Strategy at Gazipur City Corporation

A workshop has been arranged engaging all stakeholders and service providers active in Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) on 15 June 2016 from 10.00 am to 1.00opm at GCC auditorium. Mr. A.K.M Rahatul Islam, honorable Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GCC, chaired the workshop. The workshop invites fruitful conversation on current status of poor and low income communities in Gazipur, strategy to...Read more

26 May, 2016
Disappointing end to a positive World Humanitarian Summit

24 May 2016, ISTANBUL: As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit comes to an end, CARE fears that the progress and positive steps that have been made in the areas of localisation, funding and gender, will be lost by the lack of any kind of roadmap for implementation going forward, and that States will not be held to the good commitments made. Wolfgang Jamann, Secretary General of CARE...Read more

25 April, 2016
CBA10 conference participants visited BRUP field sites to experience urban community resilience building in Bangladesh

A total 53 international participants of 10th Community Based Adaptation (CBA) conference visited three communities at Tongi, Gazipur areas under Building Resilience of the Urban Poor (BRUP) on 22 and 23 April 2016. BRUP project intends to uphold the community driven resilience approaches in urban along with some innovative interventions likely engaging women as a prime force of building...Read more

10 April, 2016
CARE Bangladesh representatives meet with The Speaker as the delegation member of National Char Alliance

A National Char Alliance (NCA) meeting was held with the Honorable Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at the Speaker’s Office to hand over the National Char Convention Publication and the 14 Point Declaration on 4 April, 2016. The meeting, arranged by the All Party Parliamentary Group on behalf of NCA, was attended by senior management of the NCA member...Read more

15 March, 2016
How banks in Emerging Economies can grow profitably by being more inclusive: CARE’s Report Sharing Event

CARE Bangladesh and Bangladesh Institute for Bank Management (BIBM) jointly organized a Global Financial Inclusion Report Sharing event on March 15th, Tuesday from 10 AM to 1 PM at the BIBM Auditorium in Mirpur, Dhaka. At the event, Mr. Gerry Boyle, Senior Policy Advisor CARE International UK presented findings from a global research report titled, ‘Within Reach: How banks in emerging...Read more

22 February, 2016
CARE Celebrates 70 Years of Transforming Lives, Communities

ATLANTA (Nov. 19, 2015) — The global poverty-fighting organization CARE turns 70 this month and is celebrating through the release of an animated video, public exhibits and other activities around the world. From the U.S. to the U.K., Austria to Australia, compelling stories and events will recount CARE’s history, many of them centering on the original CARE Package, which CARE created to...Read more

17 February, 2016
Cash distributed among the fire affected people of South Tetultola, Tongi

Cash distributed among the fire affected people of South Tetultola, Tongi A total 33 fire affected households in South Tetultola, Tongi has received unconditional cash grant on the 9th February 2016 from BRUP project that being implemented by CARE & VERC. Each family was provided with Tk. 3000/- to meet their emergency and basic needs. On 6th February around at 2 am there was a devastating...Read more

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