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CARE started its operations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1949. Today, CARE Bangladesh amplifies the voices of the poor and the marginalized in ways that influence public opinion, development practices, and policy at all levels by drawing on grassroots experience and relationships with civil society, government, and the private sector.

We have made a long-term commitment to specific marginalized and vulnerable groups to achieve a lasting impact on the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.

Our Work in Bangladesh

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.


There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.


Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.


By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Bangladesh

Dressing for Success in Bangladesh

A Little Act of Kindness Can Go a Long Way

Small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone's life - Ranjit Talukder's story is a great example of this.

Ranjit Talukder grew up in a remote village in northeast Bangladesh, where his younger years were not easy. He explained, “I was very poor and fought a lot to survive." Being poor meant Ranjit’s parents could not afford to send him to school, but fortunately his grandmother was not willing to let her grandson miss out on an education so she began selling goods to pay for Ranjit’s education. This sacrifice, Ranjit explains, stayed with him throughout his life...

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Reaching New Heights: SHOUHARDO Report

Stories of Harassment, Violence and Discrimination

Migrant experiences between India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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Where the Rain Falls: Global Policy Report

An 8-country study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility.

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What Works for Women

Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security

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Tackling the Limits to Adaptation

An International Framework to Address ‘Loss And Damage’ from Climate Change Impacts

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Southern Voices on Climate Policy Choices

Analysis of and lessons learned from civil society advocacy on climate change

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September 2012 Issue of CARE's Poverty Environment & Climate Change Network Newsletter

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Cyclone Mahasen Weakens but Affected Communities Not Out of Danger

(May 20, 2013) UPDATE: Following assessments, CARE emergency teams in Myanmar and Bangladesh found that Cyclone Mahasen caused little damage as it passed over coastal Bangladesh and spared Myanmar almost entirely.

In Myanmar, CARE is working with help ensure the needs of some 100,000 people evacuated from makeshift camps as they return to their pre-cyclone locations and supplying family emergency kits, including plastic sheeting, tarps, hygiene items and water pumps. CARE also is ready to help build adequate temporary shelter and mitigate the risks of future...

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CARE Emergency Teams Prepare for Cyclone Mahasen in Bangladesh and Myanmar

UPDATE: Cyclone Mahasen hit Bangladesh's southern coast on Thursday morning, while heavy rains and strong winds lashed neighboring Myanmar. Initial reports indicate approximately 4.1 million people are affected in Bangladesh alone, and entire towns in low-lying areas are under four feet of water. CARE has begun carrying out our emergency response and will know more about the scope of the disaster in the coming hours and days.

DHAKA/YANGON (May 15, 2013) - As Tropical Cyclone Mahasen moves across the Bay of Bengal towards Bangladesh and Myanmar...

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