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Pavement Dwellers: On the streets today, fighting for a better tomorrow

Last updated:
28 October 2016
Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide Bangladesh has been working with pavement dwellers since the launch of our flagship programme "Amrao Manush - we are human too" in 2008.

Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Photo: Concern Worldwide.

Pursuing a comprehensive development strategy, we prioritise increasing programme participants' incomes and creating their access to basic services such as shelter, education, healthcare, water, and sanitation.

This paper presents some of the results of the Amrao Manush programme. For example, the programme has reached over 24,500 homeless people from a total of 5,448 urban extreme poor households in 32 wards of Dhaka and Chittagong City Corporations.

This publication covers aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of several donors, including Irish Aid, UBS Optimus Foundation, Electric Aid, Bank of Ireland Staff Fund and Michael Watt. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are entirely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the policies of any donors.

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