Read our 2022 annual report
Why are we in Bangladesh? Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries; home to over 160 million people in a country just over twice the size of Ireland. Economic crisis, resulting from the Ukraine war, is threatening to roll back years of remarkable progress in poverty reduction.
Strong economic growth in recent years significantly improved the lives of Bangladeshis, but the the fallout from the Ukraine war has threatened to push millions of people back into extreme poverty.
Rising fuel prices have slowed economic growth and pushed inflation to nearly 10%.
Extremely high rates of malnutrition affect tens of millions of people in Bangladesh
Nearly 35 million Bangladeshis suffer moderate or severe food insecurity.
Compounding these problems, flash flooding in 2022 impacted more than 7.2 million people, leaving 4 million in need of humanitarian assistance.
Bangladesh hosts approximately 900,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled from persecution in Myanmar to live in Cox’s Bazar - the world’s largest refugee camp.
Responding to flash flooding in Sylhet region, Concern provided 5,000 households with food packages and water purification tablets. Once the markets recovered, Concern provided another 2,085 households with cash grants to enable them to recover and rebuild.
Bangladesh Strategic Plan 2022 - 2026
Concern Worldwide Bangladesh’s Country Strategic Plan 2022 - 2026 aims to contribute to bringing sustainable, positive changes in the lives of people living in extreme poverty in Bangladesh.
We will achieve this through working on five particular pillars – ensuring sustained change from our programmes (predominantly in the health, nutrition and livelihoods sectors); climate change; humanitarian action; working through partnership; and equality, diversity and inclusion.
We deliver programmes following five strategic objectives, aligned with the Government priorities outlined in the 8th Five Year Plan of the Government and with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Our proud history in Bangladesh
We have been fighting extreme poverty in Bangladesh since 1972. For 50 years, we have worked with the most vulnerable people to reduce extreme poverty.
You can find out a lot more about our work in Bangladesh - including the areas of Climate Change and Flood Resilience - by clicking on the following documents.
How we're helping Bangladesh
We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in Bangladesh. We are doing this by establishing programmes which will reduce poverty, respond to emergencies and improve health and nutrition.
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