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Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the massive challenge of reducing extreme poverty worldwide, mainly through providing education, transmitting values. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia (GFA) titled Solutions to Poverty-line Problems of… Continue reading Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

Special report entitled “Seeking Justice & Defending Human Rights” conveys GFA’s concerns about the impoverished in Asia. While welcoming an international day of awareness that turns the global focus on issues keeping millions in grinding poverty, missionary organization Gospel for Asia is year-round helping to bring relief to the underprivileged trapped in that cycle. In… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

GFA World Launches Christmas ‘Chickens & Goats’ to Fight Poverty

HATCHING HOPE: 'CHRISTMAS CRITTER' CAMPAIGN BACKED BY TOP CHRISTIAN BAND: Hit-making Christian band We Are Messengers is supporting mission agency GFA World's annual "Chickens & Goats" Christmas campaign — an opportunity for people to buy life-changing gifts, including chickens and goats, for families in Africa and Asia living in extreme poverty. (Photo Courtesy of We Are Messengers)

WILLS POINT, TX — Can a chicken really change someone’s life? It’s happening all around the globe, according to mission agency GFA World (www.gfa.org). The Texas-based organization has launched its annual Christmas “Chickens & Goats” campaign on WAY-FM Radio — an opportunity for people to buy life-changing gifts, such as chickens and goats, for families… Continue reading GFA World Launches Christmas ‘Chickens & Goats’ to Fight Poverty

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Togo

TOGO — Christian charity CRY has launched a campaign to highlight how education is helping to break the cycle of poverty in some of the neediest parts of the world. This report shares the story of how an orphanage that they support in Togo is providing life-changing opportunities for many young lives through the power… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Togo

GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on a surprising antidote and solution to world poverty: farm animals. Recent decades have seen a general trend toward prosperity in much of… Continue reading GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

Richmond’s Story: From Poverty to Pastor in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Richmond’s childhood was a painful and challenging one, marked by extreme poverty, illness, loss and hopelessness. His family often went without food. He suffered from malaria almost a dozen times, and his father was murdered. When he was sponsored and began attending Compassion’s child development center at a local church, the healthcare,… Continue reading Richmond’s Story: From Poverty to Pastor in Uganda

GFA World Launches ‘Moo-ving’ Christmas Campaign to Tackle Poverty

GFA WORLD LAUNCHES MOO-VING CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE POVERTY: A “moo-ving” Christmas campaign aims to lift pandemic-affected families in Asia and Africa out of extreme poverty with gifts of cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals. Texas-based humanitarian agency GFA World (www.gfa.org) shows how people in America can change the lives of the world’s poorest families this Christmas in its latest special report, A Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals (http://www.gfa.org/press/animals).

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, reports: A “moo-ving” Christmas campaign aims to lift pandemic-affected families out of extreme poverty — with gifts of cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals. Texas-based… Continue reading GFA World Launches ‘Moo-ving’ Christmas Campaign to Tackle Poverty

Helping Texas Homeowners Struck by Extreme Winter Weather

AUSTIN, TX — Samaritan’s Purse is helping homeowners in Austin, Texas, clean up after severe winter weather damaged their properties. But more volunteers are urgently needed to help with the work and share the love of Jesus with those adversely affected by the storms. Richard Talbot, Volunteer: We had single-digit temperature, a lot of freezing… Continue reading Helping Texas Homeowners Struck by Extreme Winter Weather

375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

CHILDREN IN CRUSHING POVERTY: The staggering number of children living in poverty globally -- equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined -- is revealed in a special report by mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org), as the U.N. marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17.

WILLS POINT, TX — Around 375 million children worldwide — including nearly one-in-six children in the U.S. — live in crushing poverty, says a new report coinciding with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17. The staggering global number — equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined —… Continue reading 375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

COVID-19: Why the Extreme Poor May Be the Hardest Hit

HOFFMAN ESTATES — Bright Hope publishes new, downloadable booklet for churches and Christ-followers to examine the COVID virus from an extreme poverty perspective. Food Security, health and hygiene, social distancing, and medical care are all vastly different for those living on less than $2.00 a day. The spread of the COVID-19 virus could have devastating… Continue reading COVID-19: Why the Extreme Poor May Be the Hardest Hit

What the World Poverty Clock is Telling Us

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – World poverty. It’s bad. We all know that. But how bad is it, really? Is it as pervasive as we imagine? Or is it worse? And how are we doing to achieve the Number 1 Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations to eradicate world poverty by 2030? Extreme poverty is defined… Continue reading What the World Poverty Clock is Telling Us

Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on extreme poverty worldwide, how alleviation and eliminating it is possible, but it is not inevitable. If the modern world is truly a “global village,” that means everyone on earth is our neighbor—and Jesus was very clear about how we are to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

PUBLIC ENEMY #1: Mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) has released a new report declaring extreme poverty "public enemy number one," and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. Full report available at https://www.gfa.org/press/poverty-report/.

WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) – on the frontlines in the fight against poverty–has released a new report declaring extreme poverty “public enemy number one,” and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. The release of the report – titled Poverty: Public Enemy #1: Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is… Continue reading Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

Literacy is ‘Miracle Cure’ to Absolute Poverty for Women Says Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX — With more than 250 million women in Asia unable to read or write, faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) cites literacy as a “miracle cure” to release women from generational poverty. To mark International Literacy Day, Sunday, Sept. 8, the humanitarian organization located in Texas announced it was publishing a… Continue reading Literacy is ‘Miracle Cure’ to Absolute Poverty for Women Says Gospel for Asia

Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia

Poverty. You know it when you see it – but, can you define it? A World Perspective Dictionary.com defines poverty as “the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; the condition of being poor.” It defines “poor” as “having little or no money, goods, or other means of… Continue reading Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia

Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum

DAVOS – Three thousand world leaders are expected to meet at the World Economic Forum in this Swiss community from January 22nd through the 25th. The theme of this year’s forum is “Trust: The world’s currency.” Immediately preceding the event, Oxfam released a 40-page research report entitled “Public Good or Private Wealth.” Oxfam is an… Continue reading Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum

Gospel for Asia Report Addresses the Plight of the Poor Around the Globe and the Oppression They Endure Because of Their Poverty

Gospel for Asia Spotlights Special Report on the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human RightsWILLS POINT, Texas—To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is spotlighting its special report “Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist.”… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Report Addresses the Plight of the Poor Around the Globe and the Oppression They Endure Because of Their Poverty

Gospel for Asia Says Education is one of the Keys to Ending World Poverty

Gospel for Asia Believes Alleviating Poverty Starts at School Wills Point, TX — As the world “goes blue” to mark World Children’s Day (Nov. 20) Gospel for Asia (GFA) is bringing attention to another color in its efforts to improve the lives of children at risk—the red line of poverty. The organization spotlights the desperate… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Says Education is one of the Keys to Ending World Poverty

Solutions to Poverty Line Problems of the Poor & Impoverished

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report – Discussing the impact of education on the eradication of extreme poverty. When considering the issues of poverty and lack of education, an old saying comes to mind: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Poverty and low education are each self-perpetuating: Those born into… Continue reading Solutions to Poverty Line Problems of the Poor & Impoverished

Scandals of Poverty: Seeing the Poor Through Jesus’ Eyes

“Blessed is he who considers the poor.” – Psalm 40:17 Wills Point, Texas – GFA (Gospel for Asia) – Discussing the scandals of poverty. Nearly everything about poverty is scandalous. The United Nations Millennium Goals include the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. Faith-based organizations and other NGO’s, major businesses, and UN member states have… Continue reading Scandals of Poverty: Seeing the Poor Through Jesus’ Eyes

Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on the worldwide issue of extreme poverty Written by Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications More than 80 years after George Orwell wrote in his classic Animal Farm that “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others,” his barbed observation on disparity rings ever truer for… Continue reading Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist

Gospel for Asia Relentlessly Focused on Helping Poor Overcome the Cycle of Poverty

Gospel for Asia-supported workers serve the poor by providing a new roof

For more than 11 years, Gospel for Asia has published a Christmas Gift Catalog filled with opportunities for people in the West to be involved in helping transform the lives of families in Asia who live in poverty. Since that time, more than 1 million families have been helped and many reports about how Gospel… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Relentlessly Focused on Helping Poor Overcome the Cycle of Poverty

The Church’s Role in Eradicating Poverty [UPDATE]

The Church tries to build healthy communities in impoverished areas, often times through hand-outs or one time gifts that do not help families out of poverty. By providing work opportunities, the Church can build communities and help eradicate poverty. Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are most often supported by the Church and its congregants in such a… Continue reading The Church’s Role in Eradicating Poverty [UPDATE]

Global poverty is declining, though evidence seems scant to some

Jesus said the poor would always be with us, and he was right. Scores of impoverished people have inhabited this globe, suffering from multiple hardships. But there is evidence that extreme poverty — the estimated 1.4 billion people in countries outside the US who do not have access to clean water, enough food, sufficient clothing… Continue reading Global poverty is declining, though evidence seems scant to some

Ahead of World Hunger Day, Compassion International Updates Its Ongoing Response to The Global Food Crisis

Johaner and his sister with a food kit provided by Compassion International's local church partner.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Since 2019, food crisis around the world has steadily increased–and is expected to continue growing in 2024. The far-reaching impact of hunger on child development makes it an area of focus for Compassion International, which is responding to immediate and long-term needs for some of the world’s hungriest children. Between July… Continue reading Ahead of World Hunger Day, Compassion International Updates Its Ongoing Response to The Global Food Crisis

Children’s Charity Launches Education is Power Campaign

UNITED KINGDOM — It is a sad fact that, globally, the number of children and adolescents who do not have access to school education is 260 million, nearly four times the entire population of the UK. In response Christian children’s charity CRY is launching their Back To School Education is Power campaign to highlight how… Continue reading Children’s Charity Launches Education is Power Campaign

Concern Worldwide Marks World Refugee Day by Responding to Growing Global Displacement Crisis

Photo by ConcernUSA.org

NEW YORK — Concern Worldwide provides critical humanitarian support as the world’s displacement crisis reaches an all-time high, with 1 in every 78 people on earth forced to flee their homes and 32.5 million refugees – that is, people who have fled the country – globally. In Chad, Concern is responding to the immediate needs… Continue reading Concern Worldwide Marks World Refugee Day by Responding to Growing Global Displacement Crisis

Destiny Grace Academy Empowers Sierra Leone’s Next Generation

SIERRA LEONE — As Sierra Leone faces extreme poverty and high rates of illiteracy, Christian school Destiny Grace Academy is teaching hundreds of children, who’ve been rescued from the slums of the capital city of Freetown, to be the country’s next generation of leaders. A Christian-run school in war-torn Sierra Leone has provided life-changing education… Continue reading Destiny Grace Academy Empowers Sierra Leone’s Next Generation

Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

KIBERA, KENYA —A Christian charity is empowering and educating children in Africa’s largest slum in Kibera on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya. Most of the residents live in extreme poverty. There are few schools, little clean water, and very little electricity, medical care or toilet facilities. With no government services, schools, clinics, water and… Continue reading Empowering Children in Africa’s Largest Slum

empty tomb’s Mission Match® Seeks to Counter ‘Interpretive Violence’ Against Global Mothers

CHAMPAIGN, IL — empty tomb’s Mission Match believes that poor African and Asian mothers love their babies as much as other mothers do. Therefore, Mission Match is offering matching money to churches whose projects help these mothers and their children in Jesus’ name. “Interpretive Violence” A 2008 study considered a theory currently debated among anthropologists.… Continue reading empty tomb’s Mission Match® Seeks to Counter ‘Interpretive Violence’ Against Global Mothers

Vapor Ministries

Photo by Vapor Ministries, Facebook

SYLACAUGA, AL – You’ve seen the numbers before. They are beyond our comprehension. 785,000,000 people have no access to clean drinking water. 3,600,000,000 people have no access to essential health services. One-third of all children suffer from malnutrition. 40% of the world has little or no access to the Gospel. Why don’t we more readily… Continue reading Vapor Ministries

Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

NEW YORK, NY – Not only is June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor, but 2021 has also been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. The United Nations Global Compact is focusing on the issue of child labor. The Compact is a voluntary… Continue reading Reflective Thoughts on the World Day Against Child Labor

Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the state of Modern Day Slavery amid the COVID 19 pandemic. In my original report, 21st Century… Continue reading Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

Gospel for Asia Calls for Prayer for ‘Unity, Holiness, End to Pandemic’ During ‘Great’ Lent

‘GREAT’ LENT SEASON ‘MOST IMPORTANT IN A GENERATION’: Calling for Christians to pray and fast for “unity and holiness,” mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World,www.gfa.org) described this year’s holy season of Lent -- beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 -- as “the most important in a generation.” The organization has launched a Lenten daily devotional, available at http://www.gfa.org/press/Lent21.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, has been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide –Reporting on GFA World mission agency offering online 40-day lent devotional to help Christians pray, fast for unity, end to pandemic and other… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Calls for Prayer for ‘Unity, Holiness, End to Pandemic’ During ‘Great’ Lent

The Key of Hope in South Africa

Photo by Key of Hope, Facebook

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Dan and Rachel Smither sold their home, their cars, and their furniture to help raise funds to begin the Key of Hope ministry in Durban, South Africa, in 2007. One year later, they had boots – and 16 suitcases – on the ground. At the time, South Africa was ranked third… Continue reading The Key of Hope in South Africa

New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

KINGWOOD, TX – The New Hope Initiative (NHI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has a compelling desire to bring real positive change to some of the poorest communities in the world, according to their website. The New Hope initiative promotes self-sustaining projects to break the cycle of poverty by partnering with local leadership in… Continue reading New Hope for the Children in the Kibera Slum

The “Jesus Hope of Romania” Association Offers a Hot Meal to Disadvantaged People

ROMANIA — God tells us to remember the orphan, the widow, and the stranger. This exhortation has been put into practice by the Evangelical and Charity Association “Jesus Hope of Romania” in Timisoara, which carries out several social projects. One is the “Manna” project, a mobile social canteen that operates daily home deliveries of cooked… Continue reading The “Jesus Hope of Romania” Association Offers a Hot Meal to Disadvantaged People

The Gospel for Asia ‘Forgotten Christmas’ Showers Life-Changing Gifts On World’s Poor

FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS: Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) has launched its Forgotten Christmas campaign (www.ForgottenChristmas.org) — an effort to “bring back the true meaning of Christmas and give hope to others.” Last year, supporters of Forgotten Christmas purchased life-changing gifts, including cows and goats, for over 260,000 of the poorest families in Asia.

WILLS POINT, TX – With Christmas spending in the U.S. on target to hit a trillion dollars this year, a leading humanitarian agency is urging Americans not to forget the world’s poor. “For hundreds of millions of children across Asia, Christmas is a time when they’re forgotten,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia… Continue reading The Gospel for Asia ‘Forgotten Christmas’ Showers Life-Changing Gifts On World’s Poor

Gospel for Asia Provides Solution When Mandatory Masks Highlight Inequality for Asia’s Poor

GFA World pastor Abeer gives a face mask to Milan, who had been delivering milk door to door without the required item because he could not afford it. “I am grateful to [GFA workers] for helping me to get a reusable and hand-stitched face mask,” Milan said.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing  how many NGO and charity organizations, such as Gospel for Asia , have sought to fill the gap between resources and needy communities who don’t have access to them as mandatory masks… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Provides Solution When Mandatory Masks Highlight Inequality for Asia’s Poor

Cambodia’s Disadvantaged Communities Experience God’s Love

CAMBODIA — Cambodia’s disadvantaged live in poverty in both urban and rural slums, where prospects are bleak, and safety and the family unit is under threat. Operation Mobilisation’s Mercy Teams International provides education and social work programs which provide support for the poor and marginalized in Phnom Penh and enable Cambodia’s disadvantaged children to further… Continue reading Cambodia’s Disadvantaged Communities Experience God’s Love

Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing Gospel for Asia’s ministry as seen through eight videos on YouTube. Forty-one years ago, the Lord began answering the prayers of a young man from India, his wife and a few Christian… Continue reading Experience Glimpses of Gospel for Asia’s Ministry on YouTube

World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

FEDERAL WAY, WA – On April 21, 2020, the World Food Program warned that “COVID-19 will double the number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken.” Less than two months later, World Vision has published a report, “Out of Time: COVID-19 Aftershocks.” The World Vision report affirms the World Food Program’s prognosis,… Continue reading World Vision Measures COVID-19 Aftershocks

Bright Hope Suggests Ways Churches Can Help the Poor During the Pandemic

Bright Hope is a 50-year-old ministry helping poor churches in developing countries.

Watered Gardens Help Poor in Southwest Missouri

JOPLIN, MO – Watered Gardens is a local, faith-based organization ministering to poverty-stricken people in Southwest Missouri. Many are homeless. Almost all feel hopeless. In fact, conversations with people living in extreme poverty, regardless of where in this world they live, reveal that neither homelessness nor nakedness nor hunger are the heaviest burdens they bear.… Continue reading Watered Gardens Help Poor in Southwest Missouri

In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued a Special Report on the ugly truths of world hunger: “Scandal of Starvation” — world hunger is a long-term social and global crisis, directly or indirectly causing around 9 million deaths each year –… Continue reading In a World of Plenty Why Is There a Scandal of Starvation?

Super Cyclone Amphan and Coronavirus: Mega Disasters ‘Roll Into One’ Says Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX — One of America’s biggest mission agencies, Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, was gearing up today to respond to a ‘super cyclone’ in South Asia — a region also battling a coronavirus surge that’s created a health and hunger crisis.… Continue reading Super Cyclone Amphan and Coronavirus: Mega Disasters ‘Roll Into One’ Says Gospel for Asia

Amid Starvation Fears ‘World’s Biggest Lockdown’ Enters Critical Phase Says Gospel for Asia

GFA World’s humanitarian efforts continue as ‘commendable’ Indian prime minister extends COVID-19 stay-at-home orders; 1.3 billion people ‘in hands of God’ WILLS POINT, TX — The world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown has been extended — leaving more than a billion people in India on the edge of survival amid fears of mass starvation, mission agency Gospel… Continue reading Amid Starvation Fears ‘World’s Biggest Lockdown’ Enters Critical Phase Says Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia Mobile ‘Free Store’ Aids Starving Families in Asia Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay-at-home Americans challenged to support coronavirus relief efforts WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based humanitarian group Gospel for Asia (GFA World, and its affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan is helping to sustain desperate families pushed to the brink of starvation as South Asia battles the deadly coronavirus. More than 5,000 cases… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Mobile ‘Free Store’ Aids Starving Families in Asia Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

https://gospelforasia.net/empowering-girls/Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, discusses the plight of many girls like Mia, in the grip of extreme poverty, live a life of abuse, prostitution, hopelessness, and the story of escaping the sex trade, freedom: the power to choose a different life. Here in the United States, if you saw furniture sitting beside the… Continue reading Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

Gospel for Asia Answers “Why Bangladesh?”

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan. The question is, “Why Bangladesh?” For the answer, let’s begin in Iowa. Iowa ranks as the 26th state in land area, measuring 310 miles by 200 miles. Its population is about 3.1 million people. I drove through Iowa once, but I don’t… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Answers “Why Bangladesh?”

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