Day: August 27, 2013

Churches launch campaign for garment workers in Bangladesh

The campaign will be launched on September 5th to mobilise church members especially in the UK, US and Canada to lobby retailers and politicians to improve wages, safety and working conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers. There are 4,000,000 workers in the industry that produces 80 per cent of Bangladeshi export earnings.

Bringing health to children in Niassa

“Four years ago, in every ten children we found three with problems of malnutrition,” said Alen, a member of the health committee in Mtumba, a remote village in the northern region of Lago District in Mozambique. “But when we visited the families [this year], we didn’t find any child with problems of malnutrition.”