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Up to a Third of Bangladesh Is Underwater

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Bangladesh has been especially hard it: The floods have left between 24% and 37% of the country underwater, the New York… Read more. This monsoon season has been devastating East and South Asia since early June, and the rains are showing no signs of stopping—throughout the region, they are expected to continue into mid-August.

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Masks Work, Major Study Finds

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An enormous randomized trial of communities in Bangladesh seems to provide the clearest evidence yet that regular mask-wearing can impede the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. The study found that villages where masks were highly promoted and became more popular experienced noticeably lower rates of covid-like symptoms… Read more.

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The Climate Disasters We Ignore Today Will Eventually Come for Us

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Right now, huge swaths of India and Bangladesh are underwater due to a record-setting monsoon season. Read more.

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Al Jazeera Debuts First VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’

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Thousands of refugees call the crowded slums of the Kutupalong refugee camp—located in Cox Bazaaar, Bangladesh—home. Contrast VR, Al Jazeera Media Network’s immersive studio, has completed its first VR documentary, I Am Rohingya.

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First Al Jazeera VR movie Debuts: “I Am Rohingya”

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. “I Am Rohingya” follows the story of a young woman, Jamalida, as she tells the persecution she faced in Myanmar and shows us her daily life now in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. “I want to talk to you,” she says, “I hope you can tell others my story.”

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Announcing Gravity Jack’s Board of Directors

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TARO ARAYA Co-founder and CEO of Goama : A visionary leader with a diverse career history, from running a car repair shop in Colombia to founding startups in Bangladesh and eventually venturing into subscription gaming.

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VR Documentary Exposes Damage of Global Oil Trade in Nigeria

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You may remember Contrast VR as the studio behind I Am Rohingya , another full-fledged Al Jazeera VR doc that highlighted the struggles of a woman living within a Bangladesh refugee camp. Contrast VR , Al Jazeera Media Network’s immersive studio, is at it again with yet another VR documentary ready to dump some knowledge on lucky audiences.

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