A mother gives her baby Plumpy'Nut to treat malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger nutrition center.
Kathleen Prior
Action Against Hunger, Bangladesh

The State of Hunger in Bangladesh

Despite significant growth in Bangladesh, the country faces some of the highest rates of malnutrition. Poorly developed water resources, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene further undermine the country’s public health. As a low-lying, densely populated country, recurring natural disasters such as cyclones and seasonal floods – exacerbated by climate change – have a devastating impact.

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How We're Helping in Bangladesh

Action Against Hunger provides nutrition, health, mental health, food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Bangladesh, in addition to helping people adapt to flooding. Since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities fled persecution in Myanmar five years ago, we have been a lead humanitarian actor supporting refugees in Cox’s Bazar.

Muk Kashim, aged 8, holds bags of food aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

People Reached By Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Programs

A child is measured for malnutrition at one of Action Against Hunger's nutrition centers in Cox's Bazar.

People Reached By Nutrition & Health Programs

A Rohingya woman looks out over the camps in Cox's Bazar.
An Action Against Hunger aid worker organizes an emergency food distribution for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Kathleen Prior
Action Against Hunger, Bangladesh
Health education officer, Shaki Rani Bose, talks to a young mother, Hosne Ara, with her baby, surrounded by Rohinga women as they wait patiently to be seen at an Action Against Hunger clinic for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
Tom Pilston
Action Against Hunger, Bangladesh
A woman prepares vegetables and fruits for a family meal.
Fabeha Monir
Action Against Hunger, Bangladesh

We work in Rohingya displacement settlements to prevent and treat malnutrition among young children.

Rohingya Crisis: Challenges in Cox’s Bazar Continue

Our teams improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene for Rohingya refugees and community members in and outside of displacement camps.

We train moms how to screen their children for malnutrition using a color-coded band called the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) band.

A Band of Hope

Our teams partner with communities vulnerable to climate disasters to help them earn income, adapt, and build resilience to future shocks.

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