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What We Do


In Bangladesh, we started our journey 53 years ago in 1970 in response to the devastating cyclone that hit Bhola island. We began by providing children and their families with emergency food supplies and medical assistance. Since then, we have been actively working across the country with the government, civil society organizations, businesses, and others to give children the opportunities they deserve- to grow up healthy, to learn, and to be safe. When a crisis strikes, we are among the first to stand beside and support children and the last to leave. With 1200 dedicated staff and over 850 volunteers across the country, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children’s voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

Save the Children in Bangladesh currently implements programmes in the following areas: