Bangladesh Disasters & Malnutrition
Look into the reality of natural disasters & malnutrition
Flag of Bangladesh
This flag consists of a green background and a red disc which represents the sun rising over Bengal and the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh on World Map
Vertically sandwiched between the India and Myanmar, Bangladesh also falls to the Southern-Eastern part of Nepal diagonally as well.
Dhaka: Bangladesh Capital City
An brief birds eye view of a portion of the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka
Flag of Bangladesh
Bangladesh on World Map
Bangladesh Information on it's Geographical Location
Bangladesh suffers May disasters both natural and man-made. Natural disasters include earthquakes, floods, landslides, tornadoes, tropical cyclones etc. Man-made disasters include poverty, overpopulation, inequality, Corruption, Political instability, terrorism, global warming, authoritarianism, human rights abuses. Bangladesh is a country that suffers from many natural disasters. These disasters lead to massive destruction and damage. This includes damage of crops etc. as well as loss of population and many other things. This mean that will be loss of nutrition. There are many establishments like farms, the ocean etc throughout the country which provide food and which could be potentially be harmful for these establishment since they could get destroyed in a matter of seconds by an earthquake, hurricane or tsunami. After because of it being surrounded by so many bodies of water, its geographical placement and it being slightly in the range of the Ring of fire, it is a country that could be hit by disaster any moment. This adds on to lots of malnutrition.
Shocking Malnutrition Fatcs
- Under nutrition costs Bangladesh more than USD one billion in lost productivity every year, and even more in health care costs.
- Forty-one percent of children (approx. 7 million) under the age of five are chronically undernourished; they are too short for their age, a condition known as stunting
- Even in the wealthiest households, 26 percent of children under the age of five are stunted, and 12 percent are wasted (have low weight-for-height).
- Sixteen percent of children under five in Bangladesh are wasted (low weight-for-height).
- Only 25 percent of children's diets have adequate dietary diversity where a minimum of four food groups out of seven are consumed on a daily basis.
- Forty percent of school-aged children are iron deficient.
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