Nilufer Begum was working as a seamstress at Rana Plaza when the building collapsed five years ago, pinning her leg under the rubble. The compensation she received wasn't enough to cover her multiple operations.
Five years after the biggest industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history, no relief seems to be in sight for the thousands of survivors who are suffering from severe physical and psychological trauma.
Bangladesh recently launched its first satellite, marking the nation's entry into an elite space club. While the satellite filled many Bangladeshis with joy and patriotism, some question its commercial viability.
Campaigners have recorded over 100 deaths in the past four years in India's textile hub in the state of Tamil Nadu. They say retailers are shirking responsibility by not asking their suppliers the really tough questions.
Unions at a global clothing brand hope its agreement to pay to meet fire and building safety regulations in 150 garment factories in Bangladesh could herald a new era. Time will tell if other brands follow suit.
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