World Renew has been working in Bangladesh since 1972.
Almost half of the population of Bangladesh lives on less than one dollar a day. Moreover, about one-third of the country floods each year during the monsoon season. Yet, despite these hurdles, the Bangladesh people have made great strides in improving their lives over the past three decades. Through programs in health, literacy, justice education, small business development, and income generation, people are learning to overcome poverty permanently.
Peace and Justice
COVID COUNTRY UPDATE
The most dire crisis continues to unfold with the Rohingya refugees, whose camps were recently labelled as a “Red Zone” for COVID-19 and put under severe quarantine. The camp had its first cases of COVID-19 confirmed on May 14, and since then, the infection rate has continued to climb. The project team is, therefore, operating day-by-day based on recommendations from our humanitarian coalition on best practices for keeping the Rohingya people safe. In addition, we are adhering to all government mandates and proper physical distancing practices. World Renew’s programming with the Rohingya people reaches over 17,000 refugees. We ask for prayers that we can continue to reach the Rohingya people with the vital deliveries they need and that infection rates will slow.
Beyond the immediate health concerns of COVID-19, physical distancing has thrown much of the developing world into a food crisis. In response to the concerns around growing food insecurity, World Renew Bangladesh is working with SATHI to provide 1,500 households with emergency food assistance, including rice and lentils, as well as soap. All precautions and measures will be used to ensure that such distributions do not increase the risk of community members being infected with COVID-19.
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Partners in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with 170 million people crowded into a delta of rivers that empty into the Bay of Bengal. World Renew has been working in Bangladesh since 1972, to help people and communities overcome poverty. Together with partner organizations, World Renew is carrying out programs in agriculture, health, income generation and small business development.