Since the foundation of SONNE-International in 2002, Bangladesh has been one of the organization’s focus countries
Bangladesh is the world’s most densely populated state and one of the poorest countries on earth. The vast majority of the population dispose of less than one Euro per day. When Bangladesh hits the headlines, it is mainly with grave natural disasters (ever more frequent floods due to global warming) and the often scandalous working conditions in the country’s textile factories. Another major problem is the weakness of the infrastructure. Even the main roads are in an appalling state, and power blackouts occur several times a day and can last for hours.
In addition to the Bengal majority (>98%), who are mainly Muslim (>90%), ethnic minorities with a different cultural and religious provenance also live in Bangladesh. These minorities rank among our principal target groups.
The SONNE project areas are situated in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, in the Sherpur Region and in Cox’s Bazar District (Kutupalong refugee camp).