Almost half of the population of Bangladesh lives on less than one dollar a day. Moreover, about one-third of the country floods each year during the monsoon season. Yet, despite these hurdles, the Bangladesh people have made great strides in improving their lives over the past three decades. Through programs in health, literacy, justice education, small business development, and income generation, people are learning to overcome poverty permanently.
COVID COUNTRY UPDATE
While vaccinations in Bangladesh have begun, India’s alarming rate of infections have created growing concern that increased levels of COVID-19 will spill over into neighboring countries such as Bangladesh. In addition, with Bangladesh’s vaccines coming from India, there is great fear about the anticipated lack of access to vaccines and essential medical supplies in Bangladesh due to the unfolding health crisis in India. With limited medical support, Bangladesh is not ready for an escalation of the virus.
As Bangladesh anticipates this new crisis, the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 still continues, with mass unemployment, increased food insecurity and huge increases in gender-based violence still being felt across the country.
World Renew staff have already been mobilized to respond to the needs in India and are actively anticipating the needs in Bangladesh. But we need your help. The need is overwhelming and the impact of the virus in these tight-knit communities, where social distancing is nearly impossible, poses a real threat.
World Renew’s ability to scale up and meet this crisis is directly linked to the generosity of donors like you. Please help us bring the love of God directly to those who feel trapped and afraid during this health crisis. Your gift will save lives.