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Naimul Karim

UPDATE 1-Pandemic job losses and flooding spark fears of hard times in Bangladesh

31 Jul 2020

DHAKA, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After losing his job at a garment factory in Dhaka in April as the coronavirus pandemic hit, Mohammad Sumon returned to his village in Jamalpur, about 160 kms away, hoping to support his family working as a part-time mechanic.

CORRECTED-Pandemic job losses and flooding spark fears of hard times in Bangladesh

31 Jul 2020

DHAKA, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After losing his job at a garment factory in Dhaka in April as the coronavirus pandemic hit, Mohammad Sumon returned to his village in Jamalpur, about 160 kms away, hoping to support his family working as a part-time mechanic.

Garment workers to graduates: Bangladeshi women aim to shake up textile sector

27 Jul 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years ago, Sadeka Begum was working 12-hour shifts in a garment factory as the main earner for her family in Bangladesh.

Widow of Bangladeshi ship-breaking worker free to sue UK-based firm

14 Jul 2020

DHAKA, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Bangladeshi woman whose husband died while dismantling an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in 2018 can file a negligence claim against a British company involved in the vessel's sale, London's High Court ruled this week.

Bangladesh arrests three over Dubai sex trafficking operation

13 Jul 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh police said on Monday they have arrested three men over the trafficking of hundreds of young women taken to Dubai on the promise of jobs in hotels and then forced into sex work.

Bangladeshi solar-sharing start-up aims to cut power waste

03 Jul 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday.

Bangladeshi solar-sharing start-up aims to cut power waste

03 Jul 2020

DHAKA, July 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday.

Bangladesh sex workers face hunger, abuse as coronavirus hits trade

26 Jun 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of sex workers in Bangladesh are going hungry and many face abuse because they are unable to pay their brokers due to the coronavirus pandemic, charities working with them have warned.

Bangladesh sex workers face hunger, abuse as coronavirus hits trade

26 Jun 2020

DHAKA, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of sex workers in Bangladesh are going hungry and many face abuse because they are unable to pay their brokers due to the coronavirus pandemic, charities working with them have warned.

U.S. finds Bangladesh improving anti-trafficking efforts in annual report

26 Jun 2020

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has improved its efforts to combat human trafficking but must do more to increase convictions and investigate cases involving Rohingyas, according to the U.S. government's annual report ranking countries on their anti-trafficking standards.

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