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How the Sun Helps Nairobi's Slum Dwellers Get Clean Water

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Access to water is a central issue for slum dwellers around the world. Getting water is often a time-consuming endeavor that involves waiting in long lines and walking great distances. Water is often more expensive for the poor than for the wealthy, demanding a large portion of families' budgets.

Slums and Service Delivery for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Whether due to resource constraints, capacity constraints, lack of urban planning and management, or lack of political will, many cities struggle to keep up with the increasing demand of an exploding urban population.

Mobile Messaging: Strengthening the Bond Between Mother and Child

Alice Lin Fabiano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alice Lin Fabiano

Having health information in the palm of her hand is now possible for Asha Sarkar, a new mother who lives in a slum outside of Dhaka. She is one of t...

Tahrir Square in Dhaka

Haider Khan | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Haider Khan

Something extraordinary has happened in the last few days in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Young men and women, from all walks of life, are occupying a major square. Like the young people in Tahrir Square, they are part of a global movement for winning and deepening democracy.

Shopping After A Factory Fire

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The commitment of consumers and stakeholders to a more deliberate and sustained demand for safe working conditions and wage levels can at a very minimum send a clear message of solidarity to factory workers and communities everywhere.

Landslides, Floods Cause Disaster In Bangladesh

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 91 people in southern Bangladesh and many more were miss...

Bangladesh To Vaccinate Stray Dogs To Check Rabies

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh plans to vaccinate stray dogs instead of culling them in a bid to prevent rabies that annually kills some 2,000 people...

Bangladesh Probes Banished Woman's Suicide

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's High Court launched an inquiry Tuesday into the deaths of a woman and two of her children who jumped under a train a...

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 5

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Acid violence is a form of vengeance for other types of social conflicts like disputes over land. In most cases the women, young and adolescent girls and girl children are the victims.

PHOTOS: The World's Largest Megacities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week GlobalPost published an interesting series on the challenges posed by the world's rapid urbanization, focusing in particular on Dhaka, Bangl...

A Look At The World's Fastest Growing Megacity

GlobalPost | Erik German and Solana Pyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The future is here, and it smells like burning trash. As the evening call to prayer echoes across Dhaka's teeming slums, a bluish haze rises in the mu...

Bangladesh Landslides Kill At Least 47, Bury Homes

AP | TOFAYEL AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Powerful landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 49 people in southeastern Bangladesh on Tuesday, striking...

Bangladesh Fire Kills 116, Injures Over 100

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — An electrical explosion plunged a neighborhood of Bangladesh's capital in darkness and ignited a shop of flammable chemicals...

"Fleeing Catastrophe, Stuck in the Slums of Bangladesh," by William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, TIME Video

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fleeing natural disasters that destroyed their villages, many Bangladeshis have moved to Dhaka's slums, where disease is on the rise. ...

Ecopreneur: From the Boardroom to Bangladesh

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Boekhoff

What made me give up a six figure job at the top of the corporate ladder, donate everything I owned to charity, and move to a developing country that few people can locate on a map?

Bangladesh: Mall Fire Kills 7, Injures 50 (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE:A helicopter plucked survivors from the roof of Bangladesh's biggest shopping mall Friday as a fire raced through the upper levels of the high-...

Bangladesh Troops Revolt, Leading General Allegedly Killed

The Guardian | Randeep Ramesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Soldiers in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, have revolted against senior officers apparently over rations and pay, with television reports claiming the...

Bangladesh Holds First Election In 7 Years

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's political alliance won a landslide victory in elections aimed at restoring democracy t...