Key Challenges for children in Bangladesh
- More than 3% of all children die before the age of 5.
- Neonatal death and maternal mortality rates remain high, primarily because most deliveries take place at home without access to proper medical care.
- Bangladesh has one of the lowest rates of birth registration in the world, making it difficult to protect children from trafficking, child labour, and child marriage.
- Twenty-six million children live below the national poverty line.
- Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to flooding, cyclones, and tornados.
How your support is helping children like Mosamat
Mosamat, 17, is a Plan International Youth Advocate supporting girls’ rights in Bangladesh. She works with other teens to educate parents, peers, and their greater community on the importance of keeping girls in school.
“We’re helping girls learn instead of being forced to marry by their parents,” says Mosamat. “This way girls in our village can contribute to our community.”