Although food security is improving, the world’s largest democracy still has a lot to do to tackle its high malnutrition levels.
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most populous countries and home to some of the highest rates of undernutrition around the world.
Millions of children under the age of five are suffering from life-threatening hunger. Poorly developed water resources, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene further undermine the country’s public health.
Recurring natural disasters such as cyclones and seasonal floods, made worse by climate change, can also have a devastating impact in this densely populated country.