March 1, 2020
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, BRAC delivered a range of emergency support services to high-risk workers in Keraniganj and Narayanganj, two apparel production hubs in Bangladesh. In cooperation with two GFEMS partners, ELEVATE and Bangladesh Labour Foundation, BRAC completed a survey of at-risk worker households and informal factories. Based on their findings, BRAC distributed cash support and hygiene kits to nearly 1,500 households, and Personal Protective Equipment to managers of over 100 informal factories. All services were complemented by an awareness campaign to support safe working conditions in these unregulated factories.
BRAC works across the globe to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. BRAC acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people living in poverty to realize their potential, focusing on interventions that achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programs.