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Bangladesh’s poor suffer the most as unrest hits economy

March 16th, 2015

Farmers, small business-owners and migrant workers have all been hit hard by a months-long transport blockade. 

DSC06376Political opposition leader Khaleda Zia launched a nationwide shutdown over two months ago to try to force a new election in Bangladesh. The ‘hartals’ (national strike), during which all transport is blocked by threat of violence, has caused untold hardship to all sectors of the economy, but especially to poor farmers, workers and small businesses. Read more in UCANews…

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