Responding to COVID-19
Around the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking lives, devastating families and disrupting life in previously unimaginable ways.
We are responding in every country we work in to limit the spread of the virus and reduce its impact on vulnerable children and their families.
Bangladesh, is one of the 17 priority countries where we are increasing our efforts to protect especially vulneralble populations.
Rights are power! 30 Years of the Child Rights Convention in Bangladesh
"During the past 30 years, there have been many changes in Bangladesh to end child violence, increase child participation, and improve health and education.... I’m proud my country has shown a real willingness to invest, like the CRC says, 'to the maximum extent of the resources available.' The idea that decisions should always be made based on the 'best interests' of children has also been incorporated into our national laws with the Children Policy 2011 and the Children Act 2013," says Dola, age 16, assistant secretary of National Child Forum of Bangladesh and Young Leader.
Mousumi, an example for others to follow
Mousumi, 29, a landless and most vulnerable rural woman becomes an example to others to follow. She received a dairy cow as well as received training on cultivation of various types of vegetables from World Vision that changed her living condition. She earns selling milk and meets up her children’s protein need by giving them cow’s milk. She can afford her older daughter’s school fees from selling of cow’s milk. A peaceful environment is now prevailing at her home.
A girl towards victory
Nasima a girl from a remote village of Tangail district came to Dhaka city to fulfil her long desired dream to be a Government officer. World Vision Played a big role behind her success by stopping her child marriage, encouraging to be bold enough and with financial support.
Rural women go entrepreneurial
Mrs. Minara Begum from Natuapara village of Fulbaria district in southwestern of Bangladesh and her other group members of fifty women who are successful entrepreneurs in vermin culture today. She began using vermi-compost in her homestead garden and produces to increase profits.
Community kitchens help free children from collecting firewood
Ummah, 8, is happy that she no longer has to spend her days collecting firewood, thanks to the new World Vision community kitchen that recently opened near her house.
Pond Sand Filters impacted thousands of lives in Bangladesh
Southern Bangladesh is located in coastal belt of the country, every year it is inundated by water, and water logging continues for quite a long time; the people of this village have to suffer a lot during this time. 75% people have no access to safe and suitable sources of drinking water in this areas.
World Vision Bangladesh, a global Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization creating lasting change in the lives of children, their families, and communities living in contexts of poverty and injustice. We are committed to serving and partner with people in need. Through development, relief, and advocacy, we pursue the fullness of the life of every child by serving the poor and oppressed regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love of all people.
World Vision first involved with Bangladesh by responding to 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 programs as per the invitation of the Bangladesh Government.
Presently World Vision Bangladesh is serving around 5 million children with Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Livelihood, Child protection, Sponsorship, and Community Engagement in 28 administrative districts with 55 Area Programmes, 13 private non-sponsorship (PNS), and 32 grant-funded projects. The objective of this organization is ‘To achieve sustainable well-being and build a brighter future for 5 million vulnerable children in Bangladesh by tackling causes and addressing effects of poverty, inequalities and injustices’.
World Vision Bangladesh scales up its operations to impact the lives of more than 5 million people with existing 15 grant-funded projects in Bangladesh. The grant-fund projects has a wide range of partnership and diversified our donor base, successfully securing about total of USD39.4 million for most vulnerable people.
We received broad support from institutional donors, the United Nations, as well as governmental and international organizations. We also engaged the private sectors, including corporations and foundations, non-governmental organizations and individuals.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis ResponseLearn More
Nobo Jatra – New BeginningLearn More
Sustainable Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in WASH in BangladeshLearn More
Gender Inclusive Pathways out of PovertyLearn More
Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and GovernanceLearn More
Establishing Vulnerable People’s Rights and Access to Social Safety Net ProgrammesLearn More
Nutrition Sensitive Value Chains for Smallholder Farmers (NSVC)LEARN MORE
Assisting children and their family in 2018
In Bangladesh, World Vision worked with more than 6,304 households who gained access to institutional credit for agriculture, and small-scale livestock and handicraft production; 11,349 people planted home gardens with seeds they received reducing their food bill by BDT 405 month on average; 13,110 ultra-poor individuals began economic activities with the agricultural and non-farm assets they received in 2018 to improve the livelihoods of most vulnerable people.
Helping Rohingya Refugees for a better life in 2018
In Bangladesh, World Vision responded to 264,881 people with live-saving humanitarian assistance in refugee camps where 158,000 people with clean water and sanitation facilities; 150,000 people with essential items; 44,280 people with upgraded shelter kits; 30,535 children and mothers received nutrition support in Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response at Cox’s Bazar last year (2018) to improve the livelihoods of refugee people.
A family received tool to overcome poverty in 2018
In 2018, World Vision Bangladesh impacted to 13,110 ultra-poor individuals who began economic activities with the agricultural and non-farm assets. They received these assets to improve the livelihoods of most vulnerable people.
Reaching a new person with clean water everyday in 2018
We thank to our donors and partners of Bangladesh, because of your supports 272,231 people got access to safe drinking water sources and improved WASH facilities; more than 460 WASH Management Committees have been formed; 114,549 people trained on safety and hygiene behaviour and 270,624 participants graduated through integrated social and behavioural change in 2018 alone.
Providing safe drinking water to Rohingya Refugees in 2018
We are grateful to our donors and partners of Bangladesh because with your supports 158,000 people got access to safe drinking water; 150,000 people received hygiene kits and feminine hygiene products to the affected Rohingya refugees in Response program at Cox’s bazar.
Working to overcome root causes of poverty in 2018
In 2018, we reached out to almost 2 million children as direct beneficiaries through World Vision’s Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, WASH, Education, Livelihoods, Humanitarian Emergency relief and rehabilitation and refugee crisis response program.
Working to overcome root causes of poverty in 2018
In Bangladesh, World Vision responded to 264,881 people with live-saving humanitarian assistance in refugee camps where 150,000 people with essential items; 44,280 people with upgraded shelter kits; 30,535 children and mothers received nutrition support in Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response at Cox’s Bazar to improve the livelihoods of refugee people.
Over 5 years, malnourished children treated full recovery in 2018
You will be happy to know that in 2018, World Vision Bangladesh impacted 18,174 children with access to affordable, nutritious food; 21,587 micro-nutrient supplement support to eradicate malnutrition and treated malnourished children got a full recovery.
Treating malnourished children to full recovery in 2018
This is our pleasure to inform you that World Vision provided 30,535 children and mothers Nutrition programme support and 53,737 children (below 5) benefited from Growth Monitoring program. Along with 59,004 pregnant and lactating mothers got healthy diets demonstration sessions to build a healthy nation and transforming the lives of most vulnerable children.
Because of community support, 4 more get benefit too in 2018
We expressed heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, donors and partners as with your supports we initiated community-focused Technical programs in Bangladesh which are transforming the lives of the most vulnerable people specially children.
For every child you help, 4 more get benefit too in 2018
In 2018, World Vision impacted the lives of 2 million children including 161,167 registered children through sponsorship and grant-funded projects in over 30 districts across the country, Bangladesh.
Assisting children and their family
In Bangladesh, World Vision worked with more than 5,902 HHs who received cash grants assistance to repair houses; 5,274 entrepreneurs received embedded service suitable to their enterprise; 17,083 persons were supported with farm and non-farm assets last year in 2017 to improve the livelihoods of most vulnerable people.
Helping Rohingya Refugees for a better life
In Bangladesh, World Vision responded to 135,250 people in refugee camps with food assistance where 74,387 are children in #MBRCR last year to improve the livelihoods of refugee people.
Providing safe drinking water to refugees from Myanmar
We are grateful to our donors and partners of Bangladesh for Myanmar Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response. With your supports 39,425 HHs got access to safe drinking water; 59,750 refugee households received 24,600 jerry cans and 1,718 water tanks for clean water to the affected refugees from Myanmar.
Reaching a new person with clean water every day
We thank to our donors and partners of Bangladesh, because of your supports 27,248 HHs got access to safe drinking water sources; more than 222 schools based WASH committees have been formed; 60,438 school-age children participated in Hand Wash Campaign in 2017 alone.
Working to overcome the root causes of poverty
In 2017, we reached out to more than five million children (5040,419) as direct beneficiaries through World Vision’s Maternal & child health and nutrition, WASH, quality education, food security & economic development, emergency relief and rehabilitation and refugee crisis response program.
Treating malnourished children to full recovery
You will be happy to know that World Vision Bangladesh impacted 161,461 malnourished (underweight) children of 6-35 month during 2013-2017 with our Positive Deviance health program and 334,731 mother and caregivers were oriented on health and nutrition educations sessions.
For every child you help, others benefit too
We expressed heartful thanks to our sponsors, donors and partners as with your supports we initiated community-focused Technical programs in #Bangladesh which are transforming the lives of the most vulnerable people specially children. Throughout the year 2017 we impacted the lives of 5 million children including 170,599 registered children through sponsorship and grant-funded projects in over 27 districts across the country.
It takes me
World Vision Bangladesh believes that physical violence against children harms psychological and physical growth of the children. “It takes me to end physical violence against children-at Home, School and Work place” addresses the Sustainable Development Goal (16.2) that aims to promote a culture of positive discipline and positive parenting in order to impact the lives of 5 million most vulnerable boys & girls by 2021.