The Dhaka garment-factory collapse of April 24 claimed the lives of 1,129 people, but rectifying atrocious working practices amid an international uproar is proving a tall order.
Months after the deadliest incident in garment manufacturing history, many survivors, families and rescue workers are desperate—and receiving little aid.
Bangladesh is known for its cheap, ready-made garments for U.S. and European markets, but at what human cost are these clothes produced?
Reporter William Wheeler talks about water stress from the high Himalayas to Haiti.
Because of the abuse they endure in Burma, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.
10,000 Rohingya refugees live in swampy marshlands of Bangladesh that are little better than sewers. Back home in Burma this Muslim community fares even worse.
The Rohingya, a Muslim minority from Rakhine State in western Burma, are recognized by human rights organizations as one of the most oppressed ethnic groups in the world.
The Rohingya flee human rights abuses in Burma, only to be denied refugee status in Bangladesh.
There are 12 to 15 million stateless people worldwide, making statelessness the most overlooked and under-reported human rights crisis.
Denied citizenship by their homeland, Burma, and undocumented and unrecognized as refugees in Bangladesh, the Rohingya remain a stateless people.
Stripped of Burmese citizenship and granted few social, economic and civil rights, many Rohingya flee to Bangladesh where they receive little assistance and are vulnerable to exploitation.
A changing climate could stunt agricultural production and increase food prices in Bangladesh and other developing countries, increasing the risk of hunger and malnutrition.