Bangladesh is a tropical country dominated by rich, fertile flat land – but its impressive ecosystem is also vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters, especially as climate change intensifies. Severe flooding, landslides and earthquakes have plagued the country and damaged attempts to address social problems and improve infrastructure.
The city of Cox’s Bazar is home to over 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar. This has placed additional strain on a country already in a constant battle against poverty, pushing local resources to breaking point.
Poverty rate of 31.5% - 63 million people live below the poverty line
High levels of gender inequality, urban poverty and overcrowding
High rates of infant and maternal mortality
How we are helping in Bangladesh
Our Muslim Aid Bangladesh country office was set up in 1991 following the devastating cyclones that hit the country in that year, leaving 10,000 dead and causing extensive damage to livelihoods and homes.
We now work in 63 districts across the country with over 1,200 staff to work with communities to build the future.
Relieving the pressure on Bangladesh’s local resources is a priority for improving the lives of all residents.
Muslim Aid USA is providing the following services:
Water supply to quench thirst, sustain life and resources- Building Mega Wells
Winter Supplies and clothing
Hygiene promotion to protect health
Shelter support to protect vulnerable people from flooding, extreme weather and landslides
Since January 2018, Muslim Aid has given sustainable development support to over 26,000 Bangladeshi people, including:
Cash grants towards reconstructing homes destroyed in the floods
Livelihood support to fund independent income
Community water points to provide clean water to whole communities
Hygiene kits and training to raise awareness of the dangers of dirty water
Flood preparation training to mitigate the damage and loss in future disasters
Maternal and pediatric care to sustain healthy pregnancies, births and support and nourish young families
Where We Work
Last year, Muslim Aid worked in 29 countries, reaching millions of people