Updates


09 January, 2020
SUFAL launched in Kurigram to boost Forecast-based Early Action (FbA)

Floods are the most frequent disasters in Bangladesh, which not only lead to immense sufferings to people affected by it but also cause considerable damage to livelihoods and assets. To reduce the impact of floods, Bangladesh has gradually shifted from a reactive emergency response approach to more proactive preparedness and risk reduction. Forecast-based Early Action (FbA) is an innovative...Read more


17 December, 2019
Annual nutrition plan launched in Sunamganj

With the participation from stakeholders including government officials from different government offices across different corners of the district, Planning Minister M A Mannan MP formally launched district nutrition plan today in Sunamaganj. He was present as chief guest in the formal launching of annual nutrition plan, entitled, ‘Participatory Multi-Sectoral District Annual Nutrition Plan...Read more


17 December, 2019
Annual nutrition plan launched in Sunamganj

With the participation from stakeholders including government officials from different government offices across different corners of the district, Planning Minister M A Mannan MP formally launched district nutrition plan today in Sunamaganj. He was present as chief guest in the formal launching of annual nutrition plan, entitled, ‘Participatory Multi-Sectoral District Annual Nutrition Plan...Read more


04 December, 2019
SPEAKERS IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE UNDERSCORED THE NEED FOR IMMEDIATELY FORMULATING AND IMPLEMENTING FOOD RIGHTS ACT

National Conference on Food and Nutrition 2019 was held in Dhaka on December 4, 2019. “Right to Food Bangladesh” organised the event presided over by Chairman of Right to Food Bangladesh and Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad. Right to Food in Bangladesh is a network on ‘Right to food and nutrition security’ comprising of civil society,...Read more


19 November, 2019
The power of information to save lives

CARE’s SHOUHARDO III, a food security program with funding from USAID and Government of Bangladesh, participated in the workshop on “Improved Weather and Flood Information System for Community Based Risk and Resource Management” held on 19th November 2019 at Six Seasons Hotel, Dhaka. The event was organized by Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System (RIMES),...Read more


11 November, 2019
Monsoon Emergency Response (25 September 2019)

The refugee camp in Bangladesh in now the biggest in the world, home to almost a million Rohingya refugees in temporary shelters The refugee camp in Bangladesh in now the biggest in the world, home to almost a million Rohingya refugees in temporary shelters The monsoon season in this region runs from May to September, with most acute conditions for tow months from mid-June, bringing risks of...Read more


15 September, 2019
Senior Government of Bangladesh health officials visited community clinics supported under SDC-Shomoshti Project

A team comprising of senior-level health officials led by Professor Dr. Abul Hashem Khan, Line Director, Community-Based Health Care (CBHC) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) recently visited 2 community clinics supported under CARE’s SDC-Shomoshti project in Dinajpur and Nilphamari districts in Bangladesh from September 14 to 15. During the visit, officials met with the...Read more


22 August, 2019
Operational Guideline for District and Sub district Nutrition Coordination Committee has been launched

Following National Nutrition Policy 2015, Bangladesh Government has been developed 'Second National Plan of Action for Nutrition (2016-2025)'- NPAN2. A Terms of Reference (ToR) for sub-national level nutrition committees (district and sub-district) has already been developed and circulated last year.       Read more


06 August, 2019
CARE Bangladesh signed MoU with Robi to develop women entrepreneurs in the north

On August 4, CARE Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Robi Axiata Limited (Robi), one of the leading mobile operators to help develop the capacity of a group of adolescent girls from Kurigram district in the area of retailing mobile-based service products. The signing is a part of the CARE Bangladesh’s IMAGINE project. Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates...Read more


06 August, 2019
Monsoon in Rohingya Camps: Emergency Response

The monsoon season in this region runs from May to September, with most acute conditions for two months from mid-June, bringing risks of flooding, landslides and wind. The effect of the weather is multiplied by building restrictions in the camps, which mean that shelters must be basis and temporary, so they are extremely vulnerable to inclement weather. Read more


11 July, 2019
‘MADE BY WOMEN’ Dignity Uncompromised!

Key Challenges in Promoting Dignified Work for All Women:       - Bangladesh as an aspiring middle income country is less inclined towards international conventions that demand accountability of market actors and therefore less responsive to civil society and workers’ voice        - Women workers issues were not strongly supported by...Read more


26 June, 2019
The role of domestic dairy industry to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)

Bangladesh National Dairy Development Forum (NDDF) organized a Press Conference at Sevel Hill, Banglamotor, Dhaka on “The role of domestic dairy industry to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG): Rectification of import duty on powder milk and increase allocation for dairy sector in 2019-20 fiscal year budget. As an active member of National Dairy Development Board, CARE Bangladesh...Read more


25 June, 2019
“Bottom up plan may be effective for successful implementation of multi-sectoral approach to nutrition”

Government of Bangladesh has implemented the Second National Nutrition Action Plan for 2016-2025 according to National Nutrition Policy 2015. For implementing the National Nutrition plan district and sub-district nutrition committee has been established officially in the year 2018. Formulation of annual nutrition plan is one of the main responsibilities of district and sub-district nutrition...Read more


29 May, 2019
Workshop on formulation of Annual Nutrition Plan 2019-2020 at Derai, Sunamganj

Government of Bangladesh has implemented the Second National Plan of Action for Nutrition 2016-2025 –NPAN 2 according to National Nutrition Policy 2015. For implementing the NPAN 2 district and sub-district nutrition committee has been established officially in 2018. Formulation of annual nutrition plan is one of the main responsibilities of district and sub-district nutrition committee. To...Read more


30 April, 2019
CARE Bangladesh signs MoU with Green Delta Insurance Ltd. for non-traditional financing (NTF) for rural smallholder farmers

April 30, 2019, Tuesday I Dhaka: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between CARE Bangladesh’s Krishi Utsho Microfranchise and Green Delta Insurance Ltd. for initiating non-traditional financing (NTF) scheme for rural smallholder farmers of Bogura and Jashore. The MoU signing event was held at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office and was attended by members from CARE and Green Delta...Read more


29 April, 2019
CARE Bangladesh signs MoU with Bank Asia Ltd. for Non-Traditional Financing (NTF) for Rural Smallholder Farmers

April 29, 2019, Monday I Dhaka: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between CARE Bangladesh’s KrishiUtsho Micro-franchise and Bank Asia Ltd. for initiating non-traditional financing (NTF) scheme for rural smallholder farmers of Bogura and Jashore. The MoU signing event was held at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office and was attended by members from CARE and Bank Asia. Md Ahsan UlAlam,...Read more


20 March, 2019
Community Support System (CmSS): Proven model for community engagement and mobilizing local resources for health access by disadvantaged populations.

Background and overview of CmSS: The Community Support System (CmSS) model for addressing maternal mortality has been implemented by CARE in Bangladesh since 1999. Its evolution covered three phases: (1) initial development of the approach with documentation; (2) replication of the approach with additional emphasis on documentation and program modifications, such as increased involvement of...Read more


20 March, 2019
Establishment of Skilled Healthcare Entrepreneurs (SHE): Promising sustainable solution for ensuring availability of quality services in hard to reach districts of Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, one of the greatest challenge achieving SDGs and advancing universal health coverage is the vast shortage of skilled and qualified health providers in remote and rural areas. Maternal and newborn death is double in haor region, with poor retention and high absenteeism of skilled providers. Only 11% deliveries were attended by a medically trained provider as found in project...Read more


11 March, 2019
“Violence against Women – prevent, not just protest”

CARE Bangladesh organizes Rickshaw rally to mark International Women’s day To promote gender equality and raise collective voices against gender-based violence and harassment in workplaces around the world, CARE Bangladesh organized a colorful rickshaw rally on 11 March, 2019, Monday.  . The rally, held to celebrate International Women’s Day, started at 10am from the Bangladesh...Read more


26 February, 2019
Improving Resilience to Climate Change in Northern Bangladesh

In Northern Bangladesh, agriculture production mostly depends directly on natural rainfall. Therefore, variations in rainfall, one of the major observed impacts of climate change, have direct effects on farmers’ livelihoods and food security. Paying attention to this, CARE Bangladesh has been implementing a project titled ‘Where the Rain Falls’ (WtRF) since 2014 with the...Read more


03 February, 2019
Ambassador of Switzerland visits CARE programs

On December 18 & 19, 2018, Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. René Holenstein, visited CARE programs SHOMOSHTI and KRISHI UTSHO in Jashore and Satkhira districts. He mainly visited bull fattening and crablet growing projects.                                 Read more


30 January, 2019
CARE calls for acting early: Forecast based Action in Disaster can save lives and resources effectively

Bangladesh, January 29, 2019: Forecast based Action (FbA) approach is becoming an increasingly significant future financial response mechanism for disaster management. This approach has potential to reduce losses and suffering of the victims, whilst also saving money during rescue and relief distribution. CARE Bangladesh has conducted a study on FbA in collaboration with Overseas Development...Read more


29 January, 2019
BNNC DG visit Sunamganj at CI4N regions

“Nutrition implementation development plan should start from the Community”, said Dr. Md Shah Nawaz, DG BNNC Dr. Md Shah Nawaz, Director General, Bangladesh National Nutrition Council (BNNC) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh visited Sunamganj on 19-21 January 2019 to exchange views with Upazila Nutrition Coordination Committee members and learn about their...Read more


23 January, 2019
Public hearing event with MP

What would you say if you had the opportunity to directly ask your representative to the Parliament about an issue affecting you? “Doctors do not go to the Poschimpara Hospital during flooding. Tube wells become unusable. I want the Honorable MP to pay attention to the matter.” demanded Lipi Begum of Belgacha, Islampur, Jamalpur. Lipi Begum, a SHOUHARDO III participant, was talking to...Read more


17 January, 2019
Floating dreams under water

Almost 6-8 months every year a larger part of Sunamganj is full of water, life is literally under water. These kinds places are also know as haor. Boats are the only means of transportation in these remote locations and life is extremely challenging. CARE’s Haor strategy(2015-20) aims to transform the lives of people and communities in remote haor regions focusing unreached, poor and the...Read more


01 January, 2019
CARE participants win Joyeeta Award 2018

Joyeeta Onneshone Bangladesh - is a govenrment initiative, which has an impact on society to promote women empowerment. This award is a  platform to encourage women to overcome challenages and obstracle s with confidence and help them to become to become role models of the society. The award was given in different categories including economic social development, education, employement,...Read more


24 December, 2018
Orientation and Planning Workshop held on NPAN 2 with 22 ministries

Bangladesh Government has developed National Nutrition Policy 2015, to ensure nutrition to the citizen, which is supported by the constitution, in article 6.2. The policy emphasizes on the need for multi-sectoral approach to achieve national nutrition goals. By adopting the objectives of National Nutrition Policy 2015 Bangladesh National Nutrition Council – BNNC coordinated and developed a...Read more


11 December, 2018
2nd LARC camp for Myanmar refugees

CARE Bangladesh organized 2nd Long Acting Reversible Contraception Method Camp (LARC camp) for the Myanmar refugees on December 11, 2018 at Moynarghona Community Clinic which is a government run facility for the Myanmar nationals. This was jointly organized by CARE and GoB’s Family Planning Department. The 1st LARC camp was held in November 4 in Palongkhali Family Welfare Center (FWC) in...Read more


08 November, 2018
CARE signs MoU with Bangladesh National Nutrition Council (BNNC)

CARE Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh National Nutrition Council (BNNC) at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office on November 6, 2018. The signing ceremony was chaired by Zia Choudhury Country Director of CARE Bangladesh and Dr. Md. Shah Nawaz, Director General, Bangladesh National Nutrition Council present as Chief Guest. The event was also attended by senior officials...Read more


08 November, 2018
LARC camp for Myanmar refugees

CARE Bangladesh organized the first Long Acting Reversible Contraception Method Camp (LARC camp) for the Myanmar refugees on November 4, 2018 at Palongkhali Family Welfare Center (FWC) in Ukhiya with implementing partner FDSR. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, Deputy Director, Family Planning Department, Cox’s Bazar. FWC is a union level government facility that...Read more


28 October, 2018
CARE Bangladesh’s JANO project organizes a workshop titled Strengthening Multi-sectoral Collaboration for Nutrition Outcome in Dhaka with the objective to strengthen support and collaboration from government and private sector stakeholders

CARE Bangladesh’s JANO project organized a workshop titled Strengthening Multi-sectoral Collaboration for Nutrition Outcome at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 25, 2018. The workshop was chaired by Mr. Ruhul Amin Talukder, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr. Md. Shah Nawaz, Director General, Bangladesh National Nutrition Council. The...Read more

25 October, 2018
Haor Discussion Session and Photo exhibition

SHOUHARDO III program of CARE Bangladesh has recently organized a discussion session on “Development efforts for improving livelihood opportunities for the Poor and Extreme Poor (PEP) living in the Deep Haor” at Sunamganj, Sylhet. The discussion meeting was organized with the aim to gather learning and insights from the officials of government, NGO, private sectors and media working...Read more


23 October, 2018
Mainstreaming Social Accountability: Workshop organized by CARE Bangladesh and LOGIN Asia

Asia Regional workshop organized by CARE Bangladesh in partnership with Local Governance Initiative & Network(LOGIN) asia, a knowledge network connecting state and non-state actors on the issues of governance in the Asia region. The objective were to enable a better and shared understanding of: Approaches and methodologies to mobilise communities to occupy spaces for community...Read more


11 October, 2018
CARE Bangladesh provides midterm shelters to Myanmar refugees

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (October 4, 2018) - Myanmar refugee crisis is a one of the major humanitarian crises in the world at present. More than half a million people have crossed international borders to come to Bangladesh to escape from the communal violence in northern Rakhine state. The refugees are in constant need of monsoon and cyclone resilient shelters, WASH, cooking materials and...Read more


02 October, 2018
CARE Bangladesh's Tipping Point project organizes a photo voice exhibition titled What Real Change Looks Like on October 2, 2018

Tipping Point project of CARE Bangladesh organized a photo-voice exhibition titled What Real Change Looks Like (আমার চোখে বদলে যাওয়া) - a photography experience created by girls and women of Photo-Voice at Six Seasons Hotel in Gulshan. The project works with adolescent boys, girls and communities to change social norms and practices that perpetuate child...Read more


11 September, 2018
CARE Bangladesh observes one year of Emergency Response in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: On September 11, 2018 CARE Bangladesh observed day long activities in Ukhiya and Cox’s Bazar city to mark one year of its emergency response for Myanmar refugees. The event took place in two parts where interactive activities took place for both Myanmar refugees and guest participantsDuring the morning session, various activities were arranged for the refugees...Read more


20 August, 2018
Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh one year - CARE Interventions

Between 25 August 2017 and now, over 700,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh (ISCG Report, July 19, 2018), following an escalation of violence in the Northern Rakhine State from 25 August onwards. Over 900,000 refugees are now living in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, close to the Myanmar border. Prior to this influx, a large number of Myanmar nations were already living in Bangladesh...Read more


19 August, 2018
Camp Clean-up Campaign

CARE, in partnership with its national partner COAST Trust, is implementing the “Emergency Appeal for people fleeing Myanmar” project in camps 1E and 1W in Kutupalong, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The project is funded by Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC). The project focuses on safe water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and GBV-protection by installing hygienic latrines, deep...Read more


30 July, 2018
International Learning event

Mainstreaming Social Accountability: Study Visit and Experience Consolidation Workshop CARE Bangladesh recently hosted an international learning event on the topic ‘Mainstreaming Social Accountability: Study Visit and Experience Consolidation Workshop’ with the objectives of the learning engagement, are to enable a better understanding of: Approaches and methodologies to...Read more


11 July, 2018
CARE Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Field Office observed World Population Day on July 11, 2018 with the theme Family Planning is a Right

On July 11, 2018 CARE Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar Field Office observed World Population Day along with Government Administrations and the Health and Family Planning Department. CARE Bangladesh celebrated the day by participating and delivering speeches at a conference that was organized at the DC’s conference hall to commemorate the event.  In 1989, United Nations...Read more


09 July, 2018
Multi-sectoral Approach Strengthening for Improved Nutrition Emphasized

A sharing event on “Improved Nutrition Through Multi-sectoral Approach: Experience of Nutrition at the Center” was held at Chameli ­Hall in CIRDAP in the capital on Monday, 2nd July, 2018. The event was organized jointly by CARE Bangladesh and Bangladesh National Nutrition Council (BNNC). At the onset of the event, a welcome speech was delivered by Mr. Prabodh Devkota, Assistant...Read more


03 July, 2018
Reflections from the Refugee Camps in Cox’s Bazar by CARE Bangladesh Assistant Country Director, Prabodh Devkota

Prabodh Devkota, CARE Bangladesh Assistant Country Director shares his reflections fresh from his recent visit to Camp 16, the CARE managed refugee camp in Potibunia, Cox’s Bazar. Read more


26 June, 2018
Emergency updates from refugee camp

June 09, 2018 marked the onset of the monsoon season, with heavy rains hitting Cox's Bazar, one of the world's largest refugee camps with a population of over 900,000* people from Myanmar. From mid-May, it rained on and off at the camps, however since June 09, Cox's Bazar has received a total of 552 mm of rain, for nearly seven days, which is 66% of the typical total average...Read more


26 June, 2018
Zia Choudhury speaks to MOAS about current situation in the Refugee Camps

The weather is worsening and we’re back to learn what new preparations aid groups are making, getting the refugee community ready, shoring them up and keeping them informed. Over the last three months, CARE International, a disaster and development charity, has been preparing over 5,000 households in camps across Cox’s Bazar. They’re also working with the government to...Read more


28 May, 2018
CARE Bangladesh observes National Safe Motherhood Day

With the slogan “Ensure midwives’ presence, reduce maternal deaths”for this year,National Safe Motherhood Day was observedthroughout the country on May 28,2018. On this occasion, CARE Bangladesh extended assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in organizing one national level and four district level events at Dhaka, Gazipur, Sunamganj and Khulna through...Read more


28 May, 2018
CARE Bangladesh observes National Safe Motherhood Day

With the slogan “Ensure midwives’ presence, reduce maternal deaths”for this year,National Safe Motherhood Day was observedthroughout the country on May 28,2018. On this occasion, CARE Bangladesh extended assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in organizing one national level and four district level events at Dhaka, Gazipur, Sunamganj and Khulna through...Read more


08 May, 2018
Q&A: CARE Bangladesh country director on Rohingya crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in Myanmar fleeing persecution across the border have completely overwhelmed Bangladesh’s ability to respond. International aid organizations in Bangladesh have never before dealt with such numbers of refugees with severe trauma. CARE International has been on the ground from the outset, providing food, support, and basic services to refugees who...Read more


18 April, 2018
CARE’s monsoon preparedness for Myanmar Refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Since August 2017, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh has become on of the fastest growing and densely populated refugee shelter. Crossing over with mere belongings, the hundreds and thousands of the refugees spent weeks under the open sky. The government of Bangladesh, NGOs, INGOs, private donors and host communities helped them build temporary settlements in the crevices of hilly areas in Ukhia...Read more


17 April, 2018
April distribution of Family Hygiene and Dignity kits

It’s been over six months since the residents of Rakhine State crossed over to Bangladesh in Cox’s Bazar to escape the communal violence in Myanmar. Amidst the rainy seasons of late-monsoon, the refugees spend days under the open sky, only few were able seek refuge with the host communities. At present, 671,000 new refugees are living in different camps in Ukhia Upazila, and estimated...Read more


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


05 April, 2018
Refugee Response Update: August 2017 – March 2018

Since 25 August, more than 670,000+ people from Myanmar have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, making this exodus one of the fastest growing refugee in the world. An estimated 880,000+ refugees are now in Cox’s Bazar, the world’s most densely populated refugee settlement. (25 Feb ISCG Report*) Most refugee left...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


17 December, 2017
Halow+ Partnership Launch Event

CARE Bangladesh hosting HALOW+ Partnership Launch event on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline, Marks and Spencer and CARE International on December 5, 2017 at Hotel Amari Dhaka. CARE International, GSK and M&S have been working together since 2015 to address health and social wellbeing issues for RMG workers and their family members through Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers (HALOW)...Read more


11 December, 2017
Day-long workshop on “Livestock in Bangladesh: Lessons Learnt and Way Forward”

CARE Bangladesh organized a day-long workshop entitled: “Livestock in Bangladesh: Lessons Learnt and Way Forward” with different stakeholders at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh CARE Bangladesh along with other development initiatives works for the livestock sector to support improved livestock rearing practices, better market access, quality livestock inputs and effective extension...Read more


11 December, 2017
CARE Bangladesh launched two Temporary Community Clinics for Myanmar refugees

CARE Bangladesh, in partnership with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has launched two Temporary Community Clinics for Myanmar refugees to provide sexual and reproductive health and primary health care services. The Clinics will also serve as Immunization (EPI) Centres and offer other government health services for women, men,...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 November, 2017
Women Leaders shared how they changed their community into a resilient one

They used to say, as a women we cannot lead, we are not good at resource management, and cannot take part in rescue operations during emergency, because these are not women-things! But we proved them wrong. From planning to implementation we lead, act and the evidences are now visible. We are in front of you!” – said Sufia Begum, Chairperson of Community Development Committee, Uttar Tetultola...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


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
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


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


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


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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