Bangladesh continues to experience high levels of poverty with two in every five people living on less than US$1.25 a day.

For those in work, the situation is little better. More than three quarters of Bangladesh’s workforce earns less than US$2 a day and workers face job insecurity making it hard for people to save or plan for the future.

This is compounded by Bangladesh being one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Extreme weather including cyclone, floods and droughts regularly damage and destroy homes and belongings, further increasing levels of poverty.

Young people in Bangladesh
Unemployment and underemployment are particularly high among young people and many young  women face barriers to gaining work at all; women make up half of the population, but only about a third of them are in the labour market.

Young men and women have little say in decisions affecting their communities which makes improving their situation more challenging still.

Our work in Bangladesh
Recognising that young women are amongst the most vulnerable members of Bangladeshi society, we work with the YWCA to improve maternal health and create opportunities for decent work through vocational training.

They are also helping women take the lead in reducing the impact of disasters in their communities by making sure people are better prepared.

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Bangladesh, UK & Ireland

Global Youth Work

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Bangladesh

Global Youth Work, Youth Justice, Enterprise & Employability, Y Care BLOG

ICS: Women’s Rights in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

International Citizen Service

World Water Day in Rural Bangladesh

Bangladesh

International Citizen Service

How our ICS team helped celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

International Citizen Service

YMCAs prepare response to monsoon floods in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Y-Bangladesh plans to bring much-needed food support to affected households across three flood-affected districts of Birisiri, Bogra and Dinajpur.

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

YMCA networks in action during crisis

Bangladesh, Liberia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone

Monsoon rains in July 2015 caused widespread flooding across Myanmar. More than 1.6 million people were temporarily displaced. Y Care International and Myanmar YMCA already worked in some of the areas severely affected and acted quickly to provide families with food to support them while they wait for the water to recede and get their livelihoods restarted.

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Missing Maps: A local volunteering project with a global impact

Bangladesh

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Volunteer becomes youngest member of UK Youth Board

Bangladesh

As an ICS volunteer, Alex worked with children to support their education.

International Citizen Service

Y Care International volunteer wins YMCA Youth Matters Award

Bangladesh, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Volunteer reaches finals in YMCA Youth Matters Award

Bangladesh

Sokol in a non-formal primary school supporting young people struggling to access education in Kaligram, Bangladesh. Photo: Sokol Hoxha

International Citizen Service

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Bangladesh, Liberia

YMCA disaster volunteers groups have been active in preparing their communities for floods, and reduce the impacts when they strike. Photo: Lizz Harrison/YCI

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Young volunteers help protect families from floods in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

International Citizen Service help the local community to prepare for disasters and support teaching at non-formal primary schools.

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience, Health and wellbeing

Bangladesh YMCA volunteer arrives in UK for Youth Summit

Bangladesh

Anuva Rangsa (pictured far right) delivering a workshop on hand washing to a village disaster volunteer group in Birisiri, Bangladesh.

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience, International Citizen Service

ICS volunteers help launch Missing Maps pilot

Bangladesh

ICS and local volunteers work together in Bangladesh to learn how to put vulnerable communities on the map. [photo: Carmen Sumadiwira/YCI]

Global Youth Work

ICS volunteer launches photo exhibition to share YMCA experience

Bangladesh, UK & Ireland

Returned volunteer Suyin Haynes at the opening of her exhibition 'SNAPSHOTS: Experiences from Bangladesh at the London School of Economics. Photo: Zibran Choudhury/YCI

International Citizen Service

Y Care International volunteer wins award for research report

Bangladesh

Hannah Jobse carried out research with support from YMCA Bogra on the opportunities and barriers in accessing healthcare in times of emergency. Photo: Hannah Jobse

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

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