Bangladesh

Why World Vision is in Bangladesh


Bangladesh has been suffering from the effects of the pandemic as well as a destructive cyclone in May 2020. As a result of the pandemic, millions of people lost jobs, worsening already-poor families’ circumstances. The country’s infrastructure wasn’t sufficiently prepared to deal with the public health crisis: Healthcare systems were overwhelmed, and school closures meant most rural students could no longer continue learning, since they lacked internet access. Women and girls in Bangladesh faced increased domestic violence and child marriage, highlighting long-term systemic barriers to legal recourse, protection, and social services. The pandemic also worsened the situation of the nearly 880,000 Rohingya refugees — about half of whom are children — living in the world’s largest and most densely populated refugee camps in southern Bangladesh. Hosting this many refugees has stretched Bangladesh’s resources as a country that already struggles to ensure its own citizens’ basic rights. In the face of these challenges, 2.8 million people, including 1.2 million children, received support in the form of poverty-busting projects and programs. Tens of thousands of households, including Rohingya, were assisted with livelihood resources, disaster support, health initiatives, educational materials, and more.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Bangladesh

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Several caregivers became active members of local savings groups, which help them provide for their children.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Farmers received supplies and training in sustainable agricultural practices, ensuring nutritious food is available for their children and the community.
  • World Vision staff helped widely distribute hygiene kits and information about protecting against COVID-19.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • New facilitators received training on strategies they could use to support kids as they learned to read. Additionally, 15 new reading groups, which provide a space for children to practice their reading skills, were established
  • Children in communities around Bangladesh were given the tools they need to succeed at school. 1,200 items were given to children to support their education.

Prayer Requests from Bangladesh

World Vision's staff in Bangladesh are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For children and families’ wellbeing, especially those who are most vulnerable because of the pandemic’s challenges.

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  • For all the frontline workers who are serving others during the pandemic.

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