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Fleeing Rohingya carry one key asset: solar panels

Dec 14 2017

UKHIYA, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Rohingya refugees began arriving in Bangladesh, after violence erupted in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State in August, local residents were puzzled to see some toting small solar panels on their shoulders.

Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

Feb 14 2017

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An inexpensive, solar-powered ambulance that can fit down narrow laneways is set to hit the road in rural Bangladesh this year, its manufacturers say.

In Bangladesh, disaster-savvy students protect families from floods

Nov 30 2016

KURIGRAM, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: “We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years - is this linked to climate change?”

Driven to Dhaka by disasters, Bangladeshi girls harassed into marriage

Oct 25 2016

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was after floods washed away her family's river-front land in Bangladesh's northern Jamalpur district that Brishti Rafiq's widowed father brought her to live in Dhaka.

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