At least 45 million people have been affected by monsoon flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. World Vision is responding with food assistance, health, water and sanitation, kitchen and shelter kits. The monsoon is not yet over, and sixteen million children are already affected, with hundreds of thousands left homeless and hungry.
There are currently 1,773 Canadian-supported children in the area affected by the flooding. For Canadians who want to inquire about the status of their sponsored children, please call 1-866-595-5550.
Even as the national economy grows at an impressive rate, many children in Bangladesh are being left behind. Almost two in five Bangladeshi children under age five are stunted, a condition that can affect a child’s life-long ability to develop and learn. Also critical is gender inequality, with women’s wages as low as a dollar a day and 66 per cent of adolescent girls in early marriages.
World Vision Bangladesh currently benefits about 5 million people. Our work is focused on improving health and nutrition of mothers and children, providing more children with access to quality education, ensuring children are protected and cared for, and increasing community resilience to natural and economic shocks.