What Still Needs to Happen to Win the Fight Against Human Trafficking

In late 2019, we learned of the harrowing plight of Suma Akter, a Bangladeshi woman in Saudi Arabia who secretly recorded and shared on social media her story of abuse and exploitation abroad.

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U.S. and Philippines Host Virtual Counterterrorism Conference for Regional Criminal Justice Officials

On June 23, the U.S. Embassy’s Department of Justice – Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ-OPDAT) and its Philippine Department of Justice partners hosted a virtual regional counterterrorism conference. 

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead the global effort to respond to and end the COVID-19 pandemic. Building upon decades of investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance, the American people should be proud of the real results we are achieving through our help to nations around the world, which also helps protect the homeland.

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U.S. Embassy Provides COVID-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Customs Department

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the National Board of Revenue to distribute COVID-19 personal protective equipment to the Customs Department.

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The U.S. Govt. Delivers More Than $173 Million in New Funding to Support Bangladesh’s COVID-19 Response

Funding builds on more than $1 billion in health assistance to Bangladesh over the past 20 years and includes funding to support food assistance to urban poor living in Dhaka.

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrated by recent announcements of new foreign assistance that are made possible through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Susan and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Over the past month, Muslims at home and abroad have fasted, centered around spiritual reflection, community and values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity, and have adapted to practicing their faith and observing Ramadan in a world changed by …

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Digital Briefing with Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Hello, I would like to welcome journalists to today’s virtual press briefing with Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. 

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Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance.

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Embassy Dhaka Closed May 21-26 in Observance of Shab-E-Qadr, U.S. Memorial Day, and Eid-Ul-Fitr

The United States Embassy, including the Consular Section, will be closed on Thursday, May 21,  in observance of Shab-e-Qadr; Sunday, May 24, in observance of U.S. Memorial Day holiday; and Monday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 26, in observance of Eid-ul-Fitr.  Emergency services for American citizens will be available over the holidays.  American citizens with …

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U.S. Embassy Dhaka Hosts Arts Envoys for Virtual Masterclass For Bangladeshi Filmmakers May 11-19

Five U.S. Arts Envoys led the virtual masterclass which included independent films screenings.  The masterclass kicked off a year-long partnership with 12 promising Bangladeshi filmmakers to promote free expression in the arts, economic diversification, and greater cooperation between the people of Bangladesh and the United States.  

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U.S. Embassy Provides COVID-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh First Responders

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Home Affairs to distribute the COVID-19 personal protective equipment to the Fire Service and Civil Defense first responders

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Ambassador Miller’s Remarks at Official Launch Ceremony for Online COVID-19 Course for Doctors

Assalamualaikum. Greetings, all.  Ramadan Mubarak. To those observing Ramadan I wish you and your families all the blessings of the holy month.  During these trying times, the values at the heart of Ramadan and Islam – compassion, gratitude, and generosity – are more important than ever.

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The United States Government Provides Over $22 Million for Fighting COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Funding builds on more than $1 billion in health assistance to Bangladesh over the past 20 years, and includes funding for the free, online COVID-19 training course for doctors across Bangladesh inaugurated via a virtual ceremony today.

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the World Press Freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies.

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EXIM Board Takes United Action in Response to COVID-19 to Support U.S. Exporters and Jobs with Unprecedented Financing Flexibility

On behalf of the U.S. government, the U.S. Embassy is transmitting a press release from the U.S. Export Import Bank (EXIM) to ensure that Bangladeshi importers and buyers of U.S. products and services are aware of new measures to temporarily expand the types of financing EXIM can provide as part of the U.S. government’s efforts …

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Secretary of State Pompeo’s Message on Ramadan, 2020

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of introspection, service, and compassion

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United States and Bangladesh Partner to Help U.S. Citizens Return Home

The safety and welfare of American citizens in Bangladesh is the U.S. Embassy’s highest priority. The Embassy is open and continues to provide assistance and services to American citizens as well as emergency visa services on a case-by-case basis. 

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U.S. Embassy Dhaka closed on April 9 in observance of Shab-E-Barat and on April 14 in observance of Bengali new year

The United States Embassy, including the Consular Section, will be closed on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in observance of Shab-e-Barat, and on Tuesday, April 14, in observance of Bengali New Year.  Emergency services for American citizens will be available on both holidays.  Please call (88) (02) 5566-2000 to speak with the duty officer.

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Ambassador Miller’s Message about the United States’ Enduring Commitment to the Bangladeshi People

A special message from Ambassador Miller about the U.S. government’s support for the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID -19 and the Bangladeshi health sector over the years. While U.S. Embassy Dhaka remains open, like many Embassy staff, Ambassador Miller is also doing his part to fight COVID-19 by practicing social …

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Ambassador Miller’s Message to U.S Citizens

A special message for American citizens in Bangladesh from Ambassador Miller. While U.S. Embassy Dhaka remains open, like many Embassy staff, Ambassador Miller is practicing social distancing by working from home. In his message, Ambassador Miller reminds all American citizens to register for the STEP program at https://step.state.gov/ to receive the latest updates.

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Ambassador Miller Shares a Special Message on Bangladesh’s 49th Independence Day

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I wish to congratulate the people of Bangladesh on your 49th anniversary of independence.  I also extend my best wishes as you commemorate the centennial of the birth of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, “Father of the Nation,” ahead of your 2021 Golden Jubilee.

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

This afternoon, we’re announcing new guidelines for every American to follow over the next 15 days as we combat the virus.  Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread and transmission of the virus. 

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United States Provides Assistance to Bangladesh to Respond to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The U.S. government recently announced a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries either affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread. 

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Ambassador Miller Celebrates International Women’s Day in Chattogram, Promotes Cultural Ties with People of Bangladesh

Ambassador Earl Miller visited Chattogram March 8-10 to celebrate International Women’s Day and reinforce cultural bonds between the United States and the Bangladeshi people.

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Media Note: Call for Applications for the 2020 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar

Women entrepreneurs, business managers, social innovators, policy makers, and civil society leaders with 7 years of experience are invited to apply for a 13-day program in Hawaii with other women leaders from around the world.

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United States, United Kingdom, and Bangladesh Special Operations Exchange

The first of its kind trilateral military exchange took place February 16 – March 12 aimed at improving joint interoperability in responding to security threats and crisis situations in the region through the exchange of techniques, ideas, and practices. DHAKA, March 10, 2020 – U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller and Bangladesh Navy Rear Admiral Mohammed Shaheen …

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The East-West Center is Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Senior Journalists Seminar

Bangladeshi Journalists with at least 10 years of experience are invited to apply for a three-week program with other senior journalists from around the world.  The program will include stops in Washington, DC; Charlotte, North Carolina; Sri Lanka; and, Malaysia. Application Deadline Extended: Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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Ambassador Miller’s Press Statement Announcing JRP 2020 Funding

March 4, 2020 As-salamu Alaykum.  Thank you all for being here. Yesterday in Geneva,  at the launch of the 2020 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh, and internally displaced Rohingya and members of …

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United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced Rohingya and Members of Other Affected Communities in Bangladesh and Burma

On March 3, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and internally displaced Rohingya and members of other affected communities in Burma. 

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U.S. Embassy Partners with Border Guards Bangladesh K-9 Units in Support of Bangladesh’s National Security

From January 26 – February 6, U.S. Embassy Dhaka held a Veterinary Subject Matter Expert Exchange seminar with the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), Chittagong focused on preventive medicine and trauma care for BGB working dogs and their handlers.

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U.S. Arts Envoy Beatboxers Visit Bangladesh December 16-23, Judge and Perform at the National Beatbox Championship, and Provide Training

The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka brought three world-renowned U.S. Arts Envoy beatboxers to Bangladesh to engage the public on the art of vocal percussion through community outreach, masterclasses, and media appearances December 16-23.  The Envoy beatboxers from the Beatbox House in New York – Gene Shinozaki, NaPoM (Neil Meadows), and Bangladeshi-American Amit Bhomick– judged and …

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Remarks by Ambassador Miller – New USG Contribution to Rohingya Crisis

Facebook Live Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Good morning from the United States Embassy in Dhaka!  I’m Ambassador Earl Miller, and I’m pleased to have a chance to speak directly with you and the U.S. Embassy’s nearly seven million Facebook followers. I’m coming to you live via Facebook because today is an important day for the …

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