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Facts about Bangladesh

  • Population: 152.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 70 years (women) (UN)
  • Human Development Index: 142 / 187

Welcome to Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Around 84% of the population live in poverty. Concern Universal has worked in Bangladesh since 1994 and helps around 1.2m people each year. We work in the remote Chittagong Hill Tracts in the South-East, and the North-West, where two million ultra-poor families are affected by regular floods.

The majority of the population live on flood plains. Concern Universal works to relieve the constant drain on resources that hazardous floods, cyclones and monsoons bring. Working with families, communities and local government, we improve facilities and services to help cope with extreme weather events.

Our work covers: primary health care; water and sanitation (particularly in schools); disaster preparedness and short-term emergency relief; and rural livelihoods and adapting to climate change.

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We know from decades of experience that by working with others – and pooling our expertise and resources – we can achieve much more than we ever could on our own. That might mean working with small, grassroots organisations that have a better understanding of the local context, or joining with other international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to reach greater numbers of people with our campaign messages.

Contact our Bangladesh office

Cornelis De Wolf, Country Director

  • Concern Universal
  • House 8 (5th Floor),
  • Road 28, Banani 1213,
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh

Cell: +880 1819 263295

Tel: +88 02 9855296

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