Bangladesh homeless shelters appeal

Parvin Akhtar is one of 50,000 vulnerable homeless in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Abbie Trayler Smith / Panos Pictures.

Bangladesh homeless shelters appeal

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Homeless women & children need your help

For young homeless women like Parvin, the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh are an extremely dangerous place. Violence against women and child trafficking are commonplace. Mothers often have to resort to physically tying their children to them at night to stop them from being kidnapped.

Will you help homeless mothers and children in Dhaka find safety?

Every parent’s nightmare

When this photo was taken at Shadarghat Boat Terminal, eighteen-year-old Parvin Akhtar was facing every mother’s worst nightmare: her baby daughter Jannati had gone missing, feared taken by a trafficker.

“She has been gone five days now. I have looked for her everywhere,” she told us.

Will you help give a homeless family a safe place to sleep?

Rukhsana Begum and her daughter Shumi have found a place of safety in Concern’s homeless shelters in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Sadia Hossein / Concern Worldwide.

The twelve homeless centres run by Concern in Dhaka offer vulnerable families the chance to sleep in safety and comfort, rather than on the cold, dangerous streets. The centres are open 24 hours a day and provide essential services for mothers and children.

The homeless centre has taught me how to dream again. - Rukhsana Begum

Help homeless families now

A donation of only €12 could provide a child with a safe place to sleep for one month. Only €48 could provide a child with access to the homeless centre day and night for one full month.

could provide two children with a safe place to sleep for a month
could provide a child with access to the homeless centre day and night for one full month
could provide a whole family with access to the centre for one month