Voices of Diaspora

Posted on August 1, 2019

A Conversation with Fahim Mohammad CAF America’s Voices of Diaspora interview series presents diasporans living in the US and Canada who share their views on heritage, culture, and being part of a diaspora group. What does it mean to you to be a member of the Bangladeshi diaspora? Initially, it was like living in two different […]

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An Evening with the Bangladeshi Diaspora in Toronto

Posted on December 3, 2018

On a cold and rainy night in Toronto, the Chawk Bazar restaurant began to swell with visitors greeted by the delicious smells of Bangladeshi cuisine and the sounds of sitar music. Over 30 members of the Bangladeshi diaspora gathered as guests of Diaspora Gives Bangladesh and CAF Canada for a night to celebrate the people […]

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Voices of Diaspora

Posted on October 16, 2018

A Conversation with Jannatun Nabila CAF America’s Voices of Diaspora interview series presents diasporans living in the US and Canada who share their views on heritage, culture, and being part of a diaspora group. Jannatun Nabila is a Grants Associate at the Citi Foundation. She is responsible for grants administration, focusing on due diligence and grantee […]

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Monsoon Season and WASH Efforts in Bangladesh

Posted on June 18, 2018

A WASH Program Assistant discusses hygiene issues with adolescent girls at a forum in Joypurhat (Photo Credit BRAC) This year the first heavy rains began to fall in April across Bangladesh. For a country with inadequate water sanitation, the onset of monsoon season – from June through September –  is a reminder of the impending […]

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Rohingya Aid

Posted on April 4, 2018

While the plight of the Rohingya may have faded from global media coverage, they are about to face new challenges as the monsoon season begins this month. It is estimated that some 700,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 2017 and the United Nations has determined that 150,000 of these refugees are extremely vulnerable […]

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CAF America Hosts Diaspora Philanthropy Summit

Posted on November 8, 2017

On November 2nd-3rd, CAF America had the immense honor of hosting its Diaspora Philanthropy Summit at the organizational headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. With CAF Canada and Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies African Studies Center as partners, the Summit brought together representatives from diaspora groups from across the world and served as an incubator for […]

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Bangladesh Finance Minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, and His Excellency, Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin and his wife, Yasmeen Ziauddin, CAF America President & CEO, Ted Har

Celebrating Bangladesh in Washington, D.C.

Posted on October 26, 2017

CAF America and the Diaspora Gives Bangladesh program recently had the great honor of being the guests of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington D.C. In line with our commitment to assist the Bangladeshi diaspora and other US donors to support causes they care about through philanthropic donations directed towards Bangladesh, CAF America joined the […]

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Rohingya in crisis

Organizations Responding to the Rohingya Crisis

Posted on October 20, 2017

More than 400,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh within the past month and are currently residing in temporary camps. According to Bangladeshi organizations on the ground, the refugees who have made it to Bangladesh are predominantly women and children in desperate need of shelter, food, water, and medical care. As part of CAF America’s Diaspora […]

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Diaspora Gives Bangladesh at Fobana 2017

Posted on October 19, 2017

In the past month, the Diaspora Gives Bangladesh team had the great honor to join the 31st Annual Convention of the Federation of Bangladeshi Organizations in North America(FOBANA) in Miami, Florida. During the Convention, we had the pleasure of engaging in meaningful conversations with Bangladeshi diaspora from all over North America who shared their opinions […]

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Helvetas Bangladesh Responds to Bangladesh Floods

Posted on September 14, 2017

 By now, many of us have heard of the devastating floods that have taken their toll on Bangladesh and its neighbors. As of the end of August, 32 districts of Bangladesh were flooded, affecting more than 8 million people — among these, 19% are considered extremely poor. Waters continue to rise and have now spread […]

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