Stories of Hope: Bangladesh Forum Coffeetable Book

The Forum Bangladesh in September 2021 published a so-called “Coffeetable book”, telling short case stories of ACT-members, local partners, host communities and refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, experiencing one of the most complex crises in the world in recent years. Shakeb Nabi, the Bangladesh Forum Convenor, writes in his foreword: “The stories we bring to you from the host and Rohingya communities not only talk about the adversities these communities face, but also their determination to improve their situation through collective action. We are proud to bring stories of hope and aspiration, endurance and perseverance, ambition and resolve from one of the most vulnerable communities in the world right now.”

ACT Alliance – through the leadership and collaboration of the ACT Bangladesh Forum – has launched at least three humanitarian appeals since 2017 to respond to the needs of Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Bangladesh over the past four years. It also has an impressive track record in several other districts of Bangladesh. The texts and photos of the Coffeetable Book were contributed by the members of the Bangladesh Forum. Please feel free to share the publication with your network!