Tucked into the crease of South Asia and facing the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is frequently pummeled by cyclones, floods, mudslides and other natural disasters. It is also one of the world’s most densely populated countries, making for diverse and complex challenges. Many experts anticipate that Bangladesh will be badly affected by climate change, with natural events forcing large portions of the population to migrate.
The best people to solve these problems? Local communities and their leaders. Relief International teams with communities around Bangladesh to design and deliver custom solutions to the issues of health, poverty and the environment.
RI leverages partnerships that have endured for more than a decade and draws on our grassroots networks. RI’s work in Bangladesh:
- Expands opportunities for entrepreneurship, ecotourism and sustainable resource management in areas such as the Sundarbans mangrove forest.
- Fosters community health. Relief International specializes in zoonotic disease — those passed from animals to humans — and offers programs to educate the country’s rural families.
- Combats human trafficking of migrant laborers and strives to build a culture of women’s rights.
Learn more about our programs in Bangladesh below.