A significant percentage of the population in Bangladesh depend on agricultural outputs for income. However, tropical storms and coastal flooding may interfere, only to exacerbate poverty and economic insecurity. Educational opportunities also continue to be of varying quality.
Did you know the following statistics about Bangladesh?
- Nearly 1/3 of the population lives below the poverty line
- One in five people in Bangladesh live in extreme poverty
- Since fall 2017, over 700,000 refugees from Myanmar have fled into Bangladesh (UNICEF)
Islamic Relief first provided aid in Bangladesh in 1991, in response to a tropical cyclone. Since that, time IR donors have supported efforts for orphans, water and sanitation, food, and more.
IRUSA’s support of projects within Bangladesh range from rooftop gardens that are mitigating climate change, to watershed management, to disaster resilience. As always, we keep both long-term and short-term health and nutrition programs a priority.
Islamic Relief USA staff and affiliates have recently visited a variety of projects in the country.