Housing Poverty In Bangladesh
- 4,910 families served in FY20
- 4,155 people supported through incremental building
- Projects: construction, renovation, WaSH, slum upgrading
To improve the health of families, we partnered with many local organisations to provide access to clean water, safe sanitation facilities and raise personal hygiene standards - effectively reducing the spread of diseases within communities.
UNICEF estimates there are 4 million slum dwellers in Dhaka. Three in four slum households live in one room, often lacking access to clean water, safe sanitation and waste management. Slum dwellers also face eviction threats as well as disaster risks from living in low-lying areas.
Recent projects include improvements in the Beguntila slum in Dhaka through the provision of clean water supply, improved toilets, communal bath houses and training in better hygiene.
Due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh’s poverty rate has increased from 21.6% in 2018 to 42%in 2020, a survey by Dhaka-based South Asian Network on Economic Modeling revealed.
According to government estimates in 2018, at least 1,418 people were being added to the population of Dhaka every day. People move to urban centers in search of work or after losing their homes and livelihoods following disasters fueled by climate change.
Habitat helps disaster-affected families through the distribution of emergency shelter kits and transitional housing in the initial phase and provides technical support when reconstruction takes place. Since 2007, Habitat has enabled more than 6,000 families to rebuild their homes and lives and to better prepare for future disasters.
Responding to natural disasters such as cyclones or storms has enabled us to help Bangladeshi families rebuild more resilient homes.Read more about Bangladesh
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