Update: Political Protest in Bangladesh

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Update: Political Protest in Bangladesh

  |   Posted: March 05, 2013   |   Updated: March 05, 2013

The situation of political unrest in Bangladesh has become more violent. At least 50 people have been killed and many houses have been burned. Transportation has become difficult in the major cities. Some persecution of minority religious groups has occurred. The political protests began at the beginning of February.

So far, all Compassion-assisted families and Compassion staff members are safe and unharmed. As a precaution, Compassion Bangladesh has temporarily suspended project activities of 20 centers from March 3 until March 5. These centers include: Gopalpur Child Sponsorship Program (BD-202), Subornokhuli Child Sponsorship Program (BD-216), Abirarpara Child Sponsorship Program (BD-218), Moshiopara Child Sponsorship Program (BD-225), Badarpur Child Sponsorship Program (BD-302), Verchi Child Sponsorship Program (BD-308), Satalia Child Sponsorship Program (BD-313), Ophapur Child Sponsorship Program (BD-314), Rogunandanpur Child Sponsorship Program (BD-318), Roghunathpur Child Sponsorship Program (BD-319), Akshora Child Sponsorship Program (BD-326)), Chachra Child Sponsorship Program (BD-332), BD-334 Babulia Child Sponsorship Program, Katipara Child Sponsorship Program (BD-338), Koya Child Sponsorship Program (BD-341), Shibgonj Child Sponsorship Program (BD-403), Haydarnashi Child Sponsorship Program (BD-508), Malumghat Child Sponsorship Program (BD-510), Banigram Child Sponsorship Program (BD-511), and Cheoni Para Child Sponsorship Program (BD-512). Currently, Compassion Bangladesh is not hosting any Tours and Visits trips until further notice.

The Compassion Bangladesh country office remains open at this time. All staff members have been instructed to be on emergency alert.

Compassion Bangladesh has informed us that the situation has not been accurately portrayed in international media. Compassion Bangladesh will continue to keep us updated as more information is available.

Please pray for the protection of our Compassion-assisted families and Compassion staff members throughout Bangladesh.