Hello, Bangladesh. 🇧🇩
As we landed in Dhaka, we were instantly greeted with dense humid air, powerful sacred chants, boisterous car horns, and thousands of rickshaws mere centimetres from colliding into one another. Hundreds of wandering cows, goats, kittens, and other livestock aimlessly roam the streets.
I am with @ConcernWorldwideUS , an international humanitarian organisation that operates in 25 countries around the world, dedicated to reducing suffering and eliminating extreme poverty in the world's poorest, most distraught countries. Concern has been responding to all major disasters in Bangladesh for 50 years to transform lives and help people realise their fundamental human rights—food, healthcare, education—and ultimately, a life of dignity.
Concern believes in a world where: no human lives in poverty, fear, or oppression all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities or choices essential to a long, healthy and creative life everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
We visited a number of sites undergoing Concern projects. This trip poses a challenging endeavour, both mentally and emotionally, as I engaged on the field with women and children in the slums, squatter settlements, and refugee camps. It has been a complex process between digesting what I have seen, capturing fleeting moments, and composing my thoughts. I hope you follow along as I slowly unravel my journey through Bangladesh on this important mission.