Childhood vulnerability is rampant across the world. Right now World Vision estimates that over 115 million children around the world are victims of slavery.
What is Bangladesh Like?
Located in south Asia on the Ganges River delta, Bangladesh borders the Bay of Bengal, India, and Myanmar. About 160 million people live in Bangladesh, making it one of the world’s most densely populated countries.
- Access to Safe Water: 80%
- Literacy Rate: 56%
- Under Age 5 Mortality Rate: 47/1000
- Average Annual Income (GNI): 640
- About 36 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
Bangladesh has a history of devastating cyclones and floods, which have damaged crop production and increased food insecurity. The World Food Program estimates that more than 45 percent of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition.