In Bangladesh, over 4 million people lack access to an improved water source, over 85 million don't have access to improved sanitation, and over 2,000 children under five years of age die from diarrheal diseases each year caused by poor water and sanitation.

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The crisis

With over 160 million people, Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Despite widely acknowledged progress in many areas of social and economic development, the country still faces a number of barriers to universal WASH coverage.

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Our approach

We adopt a core set of approaches aligned with WaterAid’s global principles to implement programmes that bring lasting change. Our strategies towards bringing change revolve around the principles of rights to WASH, engaging districts and local governments, integration and sustainability.

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Our impact

More than 3.7 million people gain access to safe water, and 9.7 million people gain access to proper sanitation. Behind these numbers lie countless stories of transformation in some of the country’s poorest communities.