By  on March 5, 2014

Farah Kabir is the country director, Bangladesh, of Action Aid, one of the many international non-governmental agencies that have been looking at the situation of the nation’s garment workers from both the ground level and the macro perspective. A study done by the organization six months after the Rana Plaza disaster last April outlined some of the key points faced by industry workers and gave a human sense of the aftermath. Kabir spoke to WWD about some of the key issues. WWD: Looking back, would you say that the garment industry in Bangladesh has seen both extreme tragedy and intense change?Farah Kabir: I wish I could say that there have been amazing changes, but it has been a very mixed bag. As you follow the story of the fires, of the collapse of the building of Rana Plaza and the deaths of so many workers, the story of 2013 has been full of tension. After the Rana Plaza incident as well, it has been how survivors are rehabilitated, how the injured have come back to work and how many of the families of the dead have not been compensated — these are issues that continue to haunt the survivors.

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