At the moment, clean water is a huge concern in Bangladesh, with a substantial portion of the population lacking access to it, or the education to be aware of the dangers of the contaminated water they consume. 32 million people in Bangladesh lack access to clean water, and 75 million lack access to sanitation.
Bangladesh is a country that consistently receives less foreign aid than it needs to deal with its very real humanitarian crises and health issues. It is also little mentioned in media and so does not live in general public consciousness.
Water related diseases are responsible for 24% of all deaths in Bangladesh, and over 100,000 of them are children. That means 247 children die a day from lack of access to the water that we get in our homes.
Brighter Dawns works to provide people in the slums of Bangladesh, the most disadvantaged population, with the resources and education that they need to improve their health and lives.