Improving education and health in Bangladesh

Improving education and health in Bangladesh

27 October 2014

This report is about our work providing health and education for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bangladesh.

Here's an excerpt from the report, which is entitled “Enhancing Human Capital by Improving Education and Health Services in the Chars of Bangladesh”:

Bangladesh is a low-lying country with much of the land being relatively stable. However there are highly unstable masses of land in the northwest of the country which are referred to as Chars in Bengali that change shape through erosion and the build-up of land and silt from the river.

In these Chars live 6 million people - almost 5% of the total population of Bangladesh, who are forced to risk their lives in constant vulnerability to to the land's susceptibility to frequent climactic shocks such as tribes, floats, erosions, cyclones, etc.

Char-dwellers are some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bangladesh. Due to poor communication networks because of the remoteness of Chars, the extreme poor are deprived of the benefits of the mainland.

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Improving education and health in Bangladesh

This report is about our work with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bangladesh.