Lady standing outside tents in Bangladesh
  • 24.9m People with disability [1]
  • 871k People who are blind [2]
  • 20.5% People live in poverty [3]

With a population of over 168 million, low-lying Bangladesh is one of the most densely-populated and flood prone countries in the world. In recent years, Bangladesh has made significant progress in improving health and education but poverty remains widespread.

Bangladesh is home to roughly one million Rohingya refugees who fled Mynamar’s Rakhine state following a brutal military crackdown in August 2017.  The Refugee camp which is located in Cox’s Bazar, southeast Bangladesh is the largest refugee settlement in the world.

CBM has been working with partners in Bangladesh for decades, preventing blindness, improving health and providing relief and recovery for people living with or at risk of disability, at times of crisis.

  • [1] 15% of population – WHO estimate that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.
  • [2] IAPB, Vision Atlas.
  • [3] World Bank.

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Sabikunnahar who lives in the Rohingya refugee camp is walking using rails. .

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