Press Releases


24 August, 2020
COVID-19 and extreme weather events threaten to roll back gains in Rohingya camps despite early success in tackling the virus

Bangladesh, 24 August 2020: The global death toll from the coronavirus has crossed 800,000 as confirmed cases surged past 23 million, with Bangladesh overtaking Pakistan to become 15th on the list of countries with most COVID-19 patients. While the country has crossed a grim milestone, there are so far fewer causalities in the densely-populated Rohingya camps that have been and still are...Read more


27 July, 2020
Bangladesh faces worst flood in recent years with over 3 million people badly hit; CARE Bangladesh braces for response amidst COVID pandemic

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 27, 2020: Heavy monsoon rains in the upstream regions and incessant onrush of water from upstream over the last weeks inundated 21 northern, north-eastern and south-eastern districts in Bangladesh affecting over 3.3 million people. So far 93 people have lost their lives, mostly from drowning where nearly half of the victims are children. The flood situation is...Read more


14 July, 2020
Support for women and girls is crucial in the time of COVID-19

“Support for women and girls is crucial in the time of COVID-19. Apart from raising awareness, CARE provided PPE and protective equipment for health professionals at the beginning of pandemic. I am happy to note that CARE is providing sanitary napkins with the support from Procter and Gamble.” Said Mohammad Zahangir Alam, Mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, who was present as the chief...Read more


08 July, 2020
CARE Bangladesh, P&G to distribute sanitary napkins

"Women and girls are at the centre of CARE's interventions. COVID-19 is making our lives and livelihood very difficult and challenging," said Dr. Ikhtiar Uddin Khandaker, Director of Health Program, CARE Bangladesh in the distribution ceremony of sanitary napkin which was jointly organized with Procter & Gamble (P&G) on July 6, 2020. Due to current Covid-19 pandemic,...Read more


29 June, 2020
Formulate strategy to overcome socio-economic challenge

“In spite of having a lot of information with the government, there is a lack of coordination, which is mostly needed to ensure social security and to fight  against coronavirus.” Said Planning Minister MA Mannan as he appeared as the chief guest in an online discussion, organized by CARE Bangladesh in partnership with leading Bangla newspaper, Kaler Kantho titled...Read more


25 June, 2020
CARE Bangladesh contributes to isolation centers in Cox's Bazar

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, CARE Bangladesh has been providing assistance to District Administration, Office of the Civil Surgeon along with UN Agencies and INGOs to manage isolation centers across Cox’s Bazaar. In this purpose, Hotel Sea Princess has been turned into an isolation center of 200 beds. Amongst different agencies, CARE Bangladesh contributed 50 electric kettles, 1...Read more

21 June, 2020
PPE and Safety Equipment distribution by CARE Bangladesh with Coca-Cola

On June 11, 2020, CARE Bangladesh distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safety equipment with Coca Cola, for more than 1000 healthcare professionals. This distribution took place at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in presence of Prof. Dr. Abul Kalam Azad as he appeared as the Chief Guest. This initiative will also cover some health facilities...Read more


11 June, 2020
Women’s Inclusion in Market Systems: Study Findings

SDC-SHOMOSHTI Project of CARE Bangladesh organized a webinar session titled, Integration of Women in Market Systems: Experiences from SHOMOSHTI Project on May 17, 2020. SHOMOSHTI, a Market Systems Development project, is implemented by CARE Bangladesh and mandated and funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project aiming to improve the wellbeing targets households by...Read more


24 May, 2020
SDC-SHOMOSTI- Rapid Livestock Assessment

SDC-SHOMOSHTI carried out a rapid assessment on livestock sector impacted by COVID-19 with the funding support from SDC. Dhaka Tribune: https://www.dhakatribune.com/health/coronavirus/2020/05/24/study-dairy-farmers-losing-tk18-9-crore-every-day-due-to-pandemic Financial Express: https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/national/livestock-sector-requires-immediate-incentives-study-1590334838 The...Read more


21 May, 2020
SHOUHARDO III Event in Kishoreganj

Through USAID funding, CARE extends support to the most vulnerable even in the remote locations of deep haor from northern Bangladesh.  In a simple ceremony, The SHOUHARDO III program started handing over completed handwashing stations in Mithamoin upazila, in Kishoreganj distric Dhaka Tribune: ...Read more


20 May, 2020
Covid-19 fallout: 10% decline in govt’s immunisation coverage in Gazipur, adjacent areas

The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in a 10 percent decline in the government's expanded programme on immunisation (EPI) coverage in Gazipur and adjacent areas in March compared to February, said a Care Bangladesh report. Under the programme, 98.4 percent children were immunised in February. It reduced to 88.3 percent in March, the report added. The Daily...Read more


20 May, 2020
Joint Distribution with Coca-Cola

A launching program was organized on May 20 to reach over 50,000 people from disadvantaged communities with a month’s food ration prior to Eid in partnership with Coca-Cola. The four-day distribution program attracting media interest continued till May 23 to cover disadvantaged communities living in Dhaka, Gazipur, Mymensingh and Cumilla. BBS: http://www.bssnews.net/?p=393381 Financial...Read more


26 April, 2020
Surviving COVID-19

As CARE strives to ensure and prevent the spread of coronavirus in crisis zones that are already struggling due to conflict and poverty, Deepmala Mahla, CARE’s Regional Director for Asia, says, “What you can do today will make all the difference for tomorrow. The world can only be safe if all of us are safe”. The interview was covered by a number of international media...Read more


25 April, 2020
CARE Bangladesh provides PPE to health workers in Gazipur

CARE Bangladesh's Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers Plus (HALOW+) is supporting the front line and field level health workers and community people in the fight against COVID-19 by distributing personal, protective equipment, safety materials and commodities,to Gazipur City Corporation, Health and Family Planning Department of Gazipur district along with Savar and Bhaluka...Read more


18 September, 2019
CARE Bangladesh signs MoU with PRAN Dairy for strengthening access to market opportunities for rural producers

September 18, 2019, Wednesday, Dhaka: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between CARE Bangladesh and PRAN Dairy Limited to strengthen access to market opportunities for rural dairy producers. The MoU signing event was held in Mohakhali, Dhaka on September 18, 2019. The event was attended by senior officials from CARE and PRAN Dairy Limited. Md. Muniruzzaman, Executive Director of PRAN...Read more


08 September, 2019
Launch of new project ‘Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender-Based Violence Services in Cox's Bazar’ for Local Communities of Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, the southernmost district of the country with a population of 2,200,000, is one of the most vulnerable districts in Bangladesh, with one out of three people living below the poverty line. Health indicators in this district as well as neighbouring districts of Chittagong division are generally poor. Early marriages followed by teenage pregnancy, widespread gender-based violence,...Read more


03 September, 2019
CARE Bangladesh Organized Inauguration Ceremony of Mobile Servicing Training

On September 3, 2019, CARE Bangladesh organized an inauguration ceremony of ‘Mobile Servicing training for married and unmarried adolescent girls’ at Technical Training Center (TTC) of Kurigram. Mobile Servicing Training is a part of IMAGINE Project  is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation while technical support is providing by CARE Bangladesh and implementing by...Read more

21 August, 2019
61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar, call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (21 August 2019)— Nearly 1 million Rohingya are still waiting for justice and a say about their future, two years after being forced from their homes by mass atrocities in Myanmar, and are struggling for safety and dignity in Bangladesh as refugees. In a joint statement released today, 61 local, national and international NGOs working in the two countries...Read more

21 June, 2019
A win for women worldwide: Historic global treaty to end violence and harassment at work agreed today

GENEVA (June 21, 2019): Two years after launching its #March4Women global campaign, CARE International applauds governments, employers and workers for today agreeing a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work. “Violence and harassment in the workplace is a global issue that requires a global response. Over a third of...Read more


03 May, 2019
Tropical cyclone Fani likely to hit Bangladesh on Friday night: CARE Bangladesh bracing for cyclone impact

3 May 2019: With wind speeds of up to 205 km (127 miles) per hour, cyclone Fani already hit India’s Puri and Odisha on Friday morning triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high winds between 180 and 200 kmph. Following landfall in India, the cyclone, is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further over Odisha-west Bengal coastal area, reach Khulna and adjoining southwestern...Read more


02 May, 2019
Climate change experts warn of disproportionate impacts and financial burdens on poor countries as Cyclone Fani bears down on India and Bangladesh

MAPUTO/DHAKA (April 30, 2019) — As Cyclone Fani approaches India and Bangladesh, CARE experts have warned that the increased occurrences of disasters in poorer countries is saddling millions of innocent people with the “debt of climate change.” Severe cyclonic storm Fani is expected to result in very heavy rainfall and cause significant destruction in parts of India and...Read more

29 April, 2019
CARE Bangladesh Statement, 29 April 2019: Online media allegation of unlawful activities against a CARE Bangladesh staff

Background: On April 20, 2019, an online media outlet named Poriborton.com carried an article in Bangla language alleging that a CARE staff member is involved with illegal drug trade. The article relied on anonymous sources to accuse him of stocking drugs in Rohingya camps and using different NGO vehicles of the camps to transport drug to different places of Bangladesh. The report also claims...Read more

01 April, 2019
Joint statement by humanitarian NGOs on IHL compliance and the protection of humanitarian action

As humanitarian organizations working across the globe to protect and assist civilians in conflict, we welcome today’s Security Council meeting on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the protection of humanitarian space. This year marks 20 years since the Security Council seized protection of civilians as part of its agenda, the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions and their...Read more

09 November, 2018
Press Release: 42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October. The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the...Read more

26 August, 2018
CARE calls for voluntary, informed and respectful repatriation of Myanmar refugees

Press Release Bangladesh, August 16, 2018: As refugees from Myanmar complete one year in Bangladesh, their return to Myanmar with safety and dignity still remains a major concern for CARE and other humanitarian organizations. Many, including the refugee population, have already voiced their concerns for not being more involved in the return negotiation process. “CARE calls out to all...Read more

08 June, 2018
World moves a step closer to ending violence and harassment at work

8 June 2018 – The global poverty-fighting organisation CARE International has welcomed the decision for a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on “Ending violence and harassment in the world of work” – following CARE’s #thisisnotworking campaign. The agreement was made in Geneva at this year’s International Labour Conference between...Read more


27 April, 2018
100,000 refugees at risk of landslides and flood in Monsoon , warns CARE

April 27, 2018, Bangladesh:  As the pre-monsoon downpours hit Bangladesh, the lives of the Myanmar refugees in Cox’s Bazar are becoming increasingly vulnerable. On 18 April Wednesday, the Cox's Bazar Met office recorded 43 millimeters of rain in the area. The first downpours indicate a major disaster waiting to happen. Field reports tell the brief rainfall last week is already...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


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

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