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WFP in Bangladesh

Mother and Child Health

Mother and Child Health programmes have always been an important part of WFP’s work in Bangladesh.

Importance of micronutrients

Without the right micronutrients, children’s mental and physical development is in jeopardy.

The most vulnerable

WFP directs food assistance towards the most vulnerable people, including the elderly.

Nutritional needs

WFP makes sure that its beneficiaries receive the right food for their nutritional needs.

Gender equality

School meals programmes encourage parents to send girls to school and thus contribute to gender equality.

The hands of women

Experience also shows that in the hands of women, food is far more likely to reach the mouths of needy children.

WFP has been fighting hunger and malnutrition in Bangladesh since 1974. Two million people directly participate in WFP food-assisted programmes at present. Some 95 percent of these beneficiaries are women.