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Bangladesh

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18.7% of the population live below the poverty line  

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Youth unemployment rate of 14.7%, dropping to 19.6% among women (World Bank, 2021)  

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Country ranked 7th most vulnerable to climate change   

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60% of Bangladesh’s population are exposed to a high flood risk

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By 2050, 13.3 million people could become internal migrants due to climate change

Bangladesh

Project Locations: Dhaka, Chattogram, Noakhali, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Thakurgoan, Panchagorah, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Sirajgonj, Pabna, Mymensing, Kishoregonj, Barishal, Patuakhali, Bagherhat, Pirojpur, Satkhira, Rajshahi, Bogura, Moulavibazar and Jashore. 

Bangladesh is high on the list of countries most vulnerable to climate change, ranking seventh in the 2021 World Climate Risk Index. With its flat, low-lying topography and geographic location at the top of the Bay of Bengal, natural disasters in Bangladesh are common, and are increasing in frequency and intensity. Tropical cyclones, tornadoes, floods, coastal and riverbank erosion, droughts and landslides all affect communities living in Bangladesh, causing damage and loss of assets, livelihoods, and lives. High levels of poverty, over-populated cities and reliance on climate-sensitive sectors for water and food security, particularly agriculture, fisheries and livestock, are exacerbating the impact and hampering attempts to address social problems and improve infrastructure. 

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People reached across healthcare, livelihoods, education and emergency interventions   Provided people with new livelihood skills Supported children to complete their academic year Distributed school materials Upgraded sanitation facilities 

Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is home to the world's largest refugee camp settlement, which continues to expand to this day. Almost one million Rohingya refugees live in Cox Bazar, most of whom fled persecution, widespread violence and human rights violations in Myanmar. The majority of Rohingya refugees arrived in 2017 and are living in cramped temporary shelters that forgo the dignity and privacy of girls and women, often leaving them fearing for their safety. Due to the level of demand, basic services in the camp are strained, leaving many Rohingya people entirely dependent on humanitarian aid. Much like the rest of Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar is susceptible to natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, and landslides, which experts fear may become more intense and deadly because of climate change.


 

“Muslim Aid Bangladesh works “For the Country, for the People and for All Faiths”. The main aspect I value about Muslim Aid Bangladesh is our holistic approach to humanitarian and development work, aiming to empower communities through participatory approaches and building capacity through localisation, supporting men, women and children across the country to live in dignity.”

Dr Zareen Khair, Muslim Aid Bangladesh Country Director

 


How are we helping Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Climate Change/DRR

With an estimated 13.3 million people expected to become internal migrants in Bangladesh by 2050 due to climate change, and just a one metre rise in sea level would result in 17.5 per cent of the country being flooded, Muslim Aid Bangladesh is focused on implementing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities to support communities to withstand various shocks and stresses.

Vulnerable communities in climate hotspots are being blindsided by cascading climate disasters without any means of prior alert. Muslim Aid Bangladesh is implementing projects that focus on strengthening communities’ capacity and resilience to disaster and climate risks through an inclusive approach, working with and for rights holders. Activities include renovating schools to be resilient against floods, conducting training on early warnings and early actions, organising behaviour campaigns on disaster preparedness, developing risk reduction action plans, conducting mock drills, developing community action plans, supporting climate smart agriculture and awareness raising sessions on coping and adaptation measures such as deforestation campaigns and tree plantations.

Humanitarian

Muslim Aid Bangladesh’s overarching mission is to provide immediate and long-term support and build resilience among individuals affected by disaster crises. Over the years, Muslim Aid Bangladesh has responded to numerous emergencies providing relief and recovery support to affected people, both host communities and Rohingya refugees, in the form of multi-purpose cash grants, food and non-food items and educational supplies. 

Considering Bangladesh’s vulnerability to climate related disasters, Muslim Aid Bangladesh’s humanitarian focuses are primarily to:

  1. Adapt Disaster Risk Reduction through the enhancement of institutional capacity and community-driven recovery methods.
  2. Ensure anticipatory action and preparedness.
  3. Deliver emergency responses.

 In addition to strengthening Muslim Aid Bangladesh’s internal emergency preparedness, collaboration with local partners is key to contribute to broader localization objectives. Muslim Aid Bangladesh is committed to extending efforts to provide assistance to targeted disaster risk districts and to scale up the results to reach those in need.

Bangladesh
Bangladesh

Livelihoods

Muslim Aid Bangladesh has been implementing livelihoods projects across the country for several years, providing Workplace Based Training (WBT), Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and cash grants for income generating activities for thousands of learners annually.

 Muslim Aid Bangladesh’s holistic approach to improving livelihoods includes facilitating job fairs, linking learners and employers, and enhancing market systems by applying systemic market development principles across sectors including Agriculture, Light Engineering, Electronics, Mechanics, IT training, Hospitality, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Design and Textiles.

 In order to create lasting changes that have a large-scale impact, Muslim Aid Bangladesh has adopted a Market Systems Development approach to address the underlying causes of poor performance in specific markets that matter to people living in poverty. Key considerations include drivers of change, how market systems work, market dynamics and the underlying causes of how markets are failing to serve communities.

Education

Muslim Aid Bangladesh has been implementing education projects for several years, transitioning to a Community-Based Model (CBM) in 2021. The CBM is a flexible and holistic strategy that adapts to the unique context of each community, allowing for relevant and sustainable interventions that address the underlying barriers to children accessing quality education.

Soft components include enrolment campaigns, teacher training, awareness campaigns on the importance of education, and capacity-building programmes for key stakeholders.  Meanwhile, hard components include renovating WASH blocks to ensure inclusion, reconstructing classrooms and distributing scholastic materials.  

Bangladesh
Bangladesh

Health

Since 1996, Muslim Aid Bangladesh has been delivering quality healthcare services to patients in three Muslim Aid Community Hospitals (MACHs) located in Kulaura, Pirojpur and Pabna. These hospitals support both in-patients and out-patients through the provision of ambulances, delivering antenatal and postnatal services including preforming caesarean deliveries, diagnostic services such as ECGs, USGs, and X-rays, performing routine operations, offering pharmacy services and vaccination programmes, providing satellite health camps, and organising school health campaigns. The MACHs have seen annual increases in beneficiary numbers, proving their acceptance among communities.
In future years, the MACHs plan to expand their services to further meet community demand, such as the inclusion of WASH, physiotherapy and nutritional support.

Poverty Line Youth Unemployment Disaster Risk Floods Change Climate Displacement
18.7% of the population live below the poverty line Youth unemployment rate of 14.7%, dropping to 19.6% among women (World Bank, 2021) Country ranked 7th most vulnerable to climate change 60% of Bangladesh’s population are exposed to a high flood risk By 2050, 13.3 million people could become internal migrants due to climate change

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Livelihoods 

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Education 

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