Bangladesh

Caritas mourns deaths of Bangladeshi colleagues in road accident

Caritas mourns deaths of Bangladeshi colleagues in road accident

Caritas Bangladesh colleagues Sheshanto Tripura, Jacob Tripura and Rintu Chakma were killed on 14 January in a bus accident while traveling on a steep mountain road in eastern Bangladesh, where Caritas runs a food security programme. Thirteen other passengers died at the scene and the survivors are in serious condition. Another staff member, Gunga Chandra ...

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World Food Day reflection from Bangladesh

World Food Day reflection from Bangladesh

By Bishop Theotonius Gomes CSC, President of Caritas Bangladesh  One essential aspect of the mystery of the human person is its union of the earthly body and the heavenly soul, a union on earth destined for eternity. On earth, the body has to be a true home for the eternal spirit; in eternity the soul ...

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Flood preparation pays off in Bangladesh

Flood preparation pays off in Bangladesh

Monsoon rains in Bangladesh have driven thousands of people from their homes [View our photo gallery]. Caritas Bangladesh is providing food to 70,000 people as well as shelter materials and sanitation. Caritas also plans to run cash- for-work programmes for communities to help repair the damage. We asked them about relief efforts so far. What ...

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Caritas helping Bangladeshis stranded by floods

Caritas helping Bangladeshis stranded by floods

Caritas is appealing for 414,227 euro (US $596,569) to help Bangladeshi families stranded by severe floods. Incessant monsoon rains since late July 2011 have inundated 13 of Bangladesh’s 64 districts. The floods have driven thousands of people from their homes to shelters in nearby schools or on higher ground. The continuous rain, combined with inadequate ...

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Changing lives in Bangladesh

By Caritas Bangladesh staff  Fishing for crabs in the vast mangrove forest of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh is a dangerous way to make a living. A local poem says you always have a ‘shiver of fear’ as you travel the complex network of waterways, mudflats and small islands because the Royal Bengal Tiger does not ...

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Caritas response to Libyan conflict

Caritas members from around the world have been mobilized to support migrants and Libyans fleeing unrest in Libya. Around 328,000 people have so far fled from conflict in Libya according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Most of them left the country passing through Egypt and Tunisia. Caritas has sent two Emergency Response Teams ...

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“Staying in Libya far too dangerous”

“Staying in Libya far too dangerous”

Migrants can call their families for free on arrival through Caritas and its partner OKUP. Credits: OKUP Caritas Bangladesh and its partner organisation OKUP are providing assistance to Bangladeshi migrant workers fleeing the social unrests in Libya on their arrival at Dhaka airport. Returnees are given some money, food and transport facilities to reach bus ...

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