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16 Apr 2016


Rana Plaza study finds over 58 percent survivors still suffering psychosocial difficulties

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ActionAid Bangladesh published on Saturday the findings of a survey on 1,300 survivors and 500 relatives of the deceased. The report titled, ‘Three years Post Rana Plaza: Changes in the RMG Sector’, says 48 percent survivors are currently unemployed. Of them, 56.5 percent cited physical weakness and 34.1 percent mental weakness as the main reasons for being unemployed. “It is noteworthy that the survivors are changing their jobs and shifting from one factory to another frequently,” the report says. As regards to their career plan, most of the respondents intend to get involved in small business in future, it says. Only 4.8 percent of the respondents have plans to work in garment factory, it adds.