“ Bangladesh has the highest rate of underweight children in South Asia. One in two children below five years are chronically undernourished.”
There are 50 million people who lack food security in Bangladesh, less than half have access to adequate and nutritious food. Bangladesh has the highest rate of underweight children in South Asia. One out of two children below five years are chronically undernourished, and 14 percent suffer from acute malnutrition
In addttion to their hunger crisis Bangladesh is also home to an estimated 3.5 million Rohingya refugees. The Rohingya refugee crisis is a humanitarian disaster that has rapidly grown in numbers, yet declined in access and resources. More than 1.3 million refugees — targets of violent attacks in Rakhine State in Myanmar and host community members — have been largely impacted.
Many of the Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh to set up camps in the city of Cox’s Bazar. Unfortunately, the two largest camp settlements quickly overfilled, and many refugees are attempting to set up camp in the surrounding areas. There are now more than 30 unregistered Settlements.
In addition, the overcrowded camps are not the only poor conditions refugees are facing. Nearly a quarter of all Rohingya refugee children living in camps (between 6 months and 5 years old) are malnourished. There is a lack of clean water and food, and the pandemic is not making the conditions any easier for families, women, and children.
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