Browsing All posts tagged under »Bangladesh«

Modern Day Slavery in the Gulf

October 21, 2013

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By Dimitri Gkiokas, Special to CNN [I} recently left the Middle East after a decade in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Both are places of invariable desert yellow monotony and mind-blowing heat, with a fine touch of 90 percent humidity during the summer months – unbearable for most, but apparently not the tens of thousands of Indian, […]

From horror to hope: How a 7-year old boy fought back forced begging in Bangladesh

December 6, 2012

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Saeed Ahmed, Lisa Cohen and Sara Sidner, cnn.com “You cannot die! You cannot die!” the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap. His hands press down on the boy’s slashed-open stomach to keep the insides from spilling out. He sobs convulsively. “Listen to me! You cannot die!” he repeats […]

Migrant Workers worked to death in Malaysia

December 1, 2012

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Aljazeera.com Thousands of foreign workers have died in Malaysia in recent years from accidents, illnesses and suicide. They work in so-called ‘3D’ conditions – dirty, dangerous and difficult. Critics say the death rate is a result of slack safety standards, poor housing conditions and weak enforcement of laws to protect them. Last year, more than […]

Bangladeshi Rickshaw Driver Builds Hospital After Saving For 30 Years

February 20, 2012

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Most doctors live and work in the cities in Bangladesh. A long distance away for ailing villagers. One villager who works as rickshaw driver and earns only six dollars a day saved for 30 years and  has now built a hospital to change this. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Tanhashadia, Bangladesh. 300 people visit […]

Corruption and Bribery in Bangladesh: Bribing for Healthcare

November 17, 2009

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According to Transparency International, Bangladesh rates as the one of the most corrupt country on earth The Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh treats more than two million patients a year. It claims to offer free medical treatment to the poor, but using a hidden camera, Al Jazeera has discovered that some patients have to […]