Durjoy was just two months old when his aunt poured acid down his throat to try and kill him. He was two years old when Al Jazeera first met him in Bangladesh’s Acid Survivors’ Foundation. Four years later, our correspondent Nicolas Haque has caught up with him. Warning: viewers may find some of the images [...]
Bangladesh is struggling to generate the electricity needed to meet the demand of its 150 million people. Most Bangladeshis are not even connected to the national grid. Those who are, suffer from long and frequent power outages. Recently several suburbs of in the city of Chittagong went without electricity for four consecutive days. Local residents [...]
Bangladesh has told three international aid agencies not to help thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees who have been fleeing into Bangladesh to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Some 100000 people, both Bangladeshis and Rohingya refugees, depend on the services of France’s Médecins Sans Frontières, British-based Muslim Aid and Action Against Hunger. Aid agencies fear that [...]
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Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh are living in conditions described by Doctors Without Borders as catastrophic. Some 300 000 Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar live here without food or clean water. The UN human rights envoy to Myanmar has called for an independent investigation into the recent violence in Rakhine state. But the [...]
Despite an unprecedented economic boom, child labour pervades in Bangladeshi society. Though employing children remains illegal, but with poverty as a driving factor, it is often parents who are forced to push their children into work at an early age. In a bid to tackle child labour the government has made primary education mandatory. Al [...]
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque discusses Bangladesh’s move to bar three international charities from providing assistant to Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar.
Bangladesh has ordered three international charities to stop providing aid to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. They provide life-saving nutrition to thousands of people. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka.
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It’s not just a game, Carrom is a sport – not by Olympic standards but it still generates plenty of excitement. The table game is especially popular in Asia, where up to a billion people play the game across the Asian continent. Now organisers in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, which is hosting the 16th regional [...]
Authorities and aid organisations distribute essential supplies to thousands of flood victims in northwestern Bangladesh. Victims of devastating flooding in Bangladesh wade through water to reach aid. Hundreds of people have died from drowning or water borne diseases and some 250000 were left stranded by flash flooding and landslides last week, set off by record-breaking [...]
French police have raided the home and offices of former president, Nicolas Sarkozy. It is part of an investigation into the financial relations between his political party and a billionaire heiress. Sarkozy previously enjoyed immunity from prosecution while in office. Al Jazeera’s Peter Sharp reports from Paris.
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A forest in Bangladesh that’s more than 2000 years old is disappearing, as villagers say they have to cut down trees to survive. It has been reduced to less than a quarter of its original size, but now the forest department has come up with a scheme to help protect it. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque [...]
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Textile workers in Bangladesh have returned to work after days of strikes and rioting. They have been protesting against low wages, which they say aren’t enough to put a decent meal on the table. Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka.