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We never thought this dead body would be brought to the country

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lutfor Rahman lived in Kalihati Upazila of Tangail. His father was died keeping 5 children. Lutfor Rahman was the youngest child of his family. His family was not well off because only earning member, his elder brother also died when he took the responsibility of his family. By this time he married and become father of two children. It was difficult for him to run the family smoothly. He inspired by a successful migrant of his village and thought to migrate for economic development as like as him. He took loan from neighbors and relatives with high interest and migrated to Iraq in 2012...

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Building empathy between planners and migrants for sustainable cities

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Researchers will engage new migrant populations and planners in Bangladesh’s second city to build human security into planning processes. The launch of a new project in Chittagong has brought together environmental and migration researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Dhaka to undertake research on implementing safe, resilient and inclusive cities for sustainability. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development in their scheme for frontier research on poverty alleviation. The project is testing the...

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Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While working at RMMRU, it was easy to forget I was in an office. Everyone is very cordial there. Colleagues are often introduced as “senior friends.” We worked in Khulna, Jessore, and Bagerhat Districts. Among the various field-sites we worked at, I remember two names especially – Moralganj and Amurkata. In my opinion, the situation in Amurkata indicates the unequal development that occurs across Bangladesh. Many essential facilities seem to be lacking or in need of improvement. Similarly, people in Moralgonj face difficulties in accessing clean water, while also being vulnerable to getting...

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Same Street, Different Life: Diversity of Adaption Strategies in Bangladesh

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In our work, we visited Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Gopalganj, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Pirojpur, Satkhira Districts. Rough weather and tough communication experiences will always be helpful in my life, for various reasons. Being specific, my experience of working in Maheshkhali Upazilla (Cox’s Bazar), was quite educational. There, high population growth, a low literacy rate, and problematic sanitation systems, combined with frequent tidal surges and cyclones, make life challenging for the people who live there. An especially interesting phenomenon that we witnessed in our research...

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Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For our project, we moved between workplaces located in Khulna, Bagerhat, Jessore, and Gopalganj Districts. Working with RMMRU was a very positive experience, and I learned many different things from my time working on this project. Even as an Anthropologist, I found this research project to be enjoyable and fulfilling. I think this experience will help me in my future career and life. I also found the transportation methods used by our research team – motorcycle, boat, and van – to be quite fun. For me, these are new ways of getting around, which might be part of why I liked them so much. I...

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