Bangladesh

Across urban and rural Bangladesh our work includes boosting livelihoods and promoting better maternal and child health.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 161 million
  • Population living below $1.90/day: 18.5%
  • Life expectancy: 72.0
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 30.7
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 37.6
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 176
  • Mean years of schooling: 5.2
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 42.0%

Concern has been fighting extreme poverty in Bangladesh since 1972.

In rural, disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh, like the Char and Haor wetlands, we are helping the poorest through livelihoods, health, and education programs. We also work with these communities to lessen their vulnerability to natural disasters, improve the status of women, and reduce gender-based violence.

Our focus in the urban cities of Dhaka and Chittagong is on transforming the lives of homeless migrants from rural areas through sustainable social and economic empowerment that helps them move from poverty. We have been helping those devastated by Cyclone Mora in May 2017, and those affected by severe flooding in the southwest region of the country with livelihoods assistance.

Finally, more than 50 Concern team members are responding to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have crossed into Bangladesh to escape violence and persecution in Myanmar.

Some of our programs