UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

UNICEF COVID-19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh

Report

Client: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Geneva, Switzerland

 

Project: “COVID 19: Impact on ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh” 
Report

 

Language:  English

 

Pages: 19

 

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) industry. In recent years, it has been the driving force of the country’s economy, accounting for 80 per cent of its export earnings. COVID-19 has resulted in many factories closing and not able to pay wages. Orders worth USD 3.17 billion have been cancelled or suspended, threatening the employment and financial security of millions of workers – the majority of whom are women.  

 

The gravity of the crisis has prompted this report which dives into the overall situation, the impact of COVID-19 on workers and their children, the challenges and support needed. The layout was designed to enhance the text with photos, pullouts and success stories.

 

“Thanks so much Karen. This looks great.”

- Christopher Kip

Child Rights & Business Team

UNICEF, Geneva HQ