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Even as the national economy grows at an impressive rate, many children in Bangladesh are being left behind. Child stunting rates are still considered very high and wasting is becoming a growing concern. Most affected are children living in poverty, with 57 per cent found to be stunted, wasted or underweight. These conditions can affect a child’s life-long ability to develop and learn. Also critical is gender equality, with women’s wages as low as a dollar a day and 63 per cent of adolescent girls in early marriages.
World Vision Bangladesh has so far benefited 6.7 million people, including 943,361 vulnerable children. Our work is focused on improving the 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.