The situation of children

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The situation of children

The Situation of children
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A girl studies by herself at a child friendly space in Kutupalong, Ukhea, Cox's Bazar.

Bangladesh today
There are over 57 million children in Bangladesh. That’s more than the entire population of the United Kingdom. Although Bangladesh has a stable and growing economy, half of these children continue to live below the international poverty line.

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Challenges facing the children of Bangladesh
Protection, health, education, nutrition, safe water and hygiene are basic rights for all children. Yet children in Bangladesh face a range of difficult issues that hamper their survival and development, and prevent the full realisation of their rights and potential.

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At a glance: Bangladesh

Visit 'At a glance: Bangladesh' for a summary of issues, statistics and feature stories

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For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection