World Vision Bangladesh (WVB), a Christian humanitarian organization is dedicated to the wellbeing of children, especially the most vulnerable children, their families and communities. It is committed to serve and partner with people in need regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender and ability.
At present World Vision Bangladesh is serving around 5 million people including 1 million children under 31 districts. With active presence in 80 Upazilas the organization is working for fulfilling its objective 'Building a better life for girls and boys in Bangladesh’. For achieving its current objective WVB laid emphasis on 6 major impact areas:
- Improve health status of mothers and children
- Improve access and quality to education
- Ensure children are protected and cared for
- Create economic opportunities for the poor
- Address urban abject poverty, and
- Respond to disasters and the impact of climate change
World Vision first involved with Bangladesh by responding the cyclone victims of Bhola in 1970 during devastating tidal surges in the coastal areas of the country. Later the organization carried out relief operations in refugee camps in India in 1971. Following Bangladesh's independence in 1972 it started relief and rehabilitation programmes as per invitation of the Bangladesh Government.