Bangladesh remains vulnerable to food shortages with roughly a quarter of the population food insecure and suffering from high rates of malnutrition. The country faces significant challenges in adapting to the impacts of climate change.
The urban areas of Bangladesh are home to approximately 64 million people, and remain very challenging for those who live on the fringes of society. Vulnerability is caused not only by environmental and geographical factors, but also socio-economic; such as high dependence on agriculture, the ready-made garment (RMG) industry, population density, and poverty.
The Government of Bangladesh is hosting approximately one million Rohingya people who fled violence in Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, in what has become the world’s largest refugee camp.