BRAC, ActionAid

BRAC is an international development organisation based in Bangladesh, established by late Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in 1972 after the independence of the country. BRAC’s vision is a world free from

all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. Their mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy,

disease and social injustice. The interventions aim to achieve large-scale, positive changes through economic and social programmes that enable men and women to realise their potential. In particular, BRAC prioritises projects addressing urban poverty, climate change and youth unemployment and provides integrated services targeting the households and villages in need of aid. BRAC is present in all 64 districts of Bangladesh as well as 11 other countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. Their strategy is to build international momentum for social, economic and environmental justice, driven by people living in poverty and exclusion. Their work falls into four broad areas: women, politics and economics, land and climate, and emergencies. In the humanitarian context of the Rohingya refugee

influx in Bangladesh, ActionAid Bangladesh is working in cooperation with the Government of Bangladesh.

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