By Nandini SrivastavaIn an open-air market, a girl with long white hair walks by, wearing a purple dress and a head scarf.
She is selling handmade goods and sells them at a small stall in the middle of a mud-caked road.
A few minutes later, she comes back and, despite the rain, sells her wares again.
It is a typical scene in her neighbourhood in the capital, Dhaka.
There are no markets here, and the only shopkeepers are people working on their land.
Many families live in makeshift tents on the streets, and their children go hungry.
One of the children sells flour from the market stall.
The other children buy meat, vegetables and dried fruits.
These are what their families make for their families.
These are not the typical lives of ordinary people living in the southern city of Dhaka, the world’s poorest city.
The capital is home to about one million people, but a majority of them are not working.
The population has grown by about 30% in the last decade and by more than 70% since 2010.
It has been dubbed the city of the hungry.
But in fact, poverty is a daily reality here.
Nearly a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line, and about half of them live in areas of severe deprivation.
More than half the population, about 60 million, live in poverty, with about three million in rural areas.
Many of these areas are still underdeveloped.
The World Bank estimates that half of the people living below the line in Bangladesh are now under 25 years old.
This poverty has led to an alarming rise in child mortality rates, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
More and more, Bangladesh’s children are being left to die at an alarming rate.
The government has launched a $50 million project, the Bangladesh Health and Development Project, to address the health problems faced by children, including poor nutrition and access to safe drinking water.
A year after the government launched the project, more than 50 children died in Dhaka alone, according a UNICEF report released in February.
In October, the government declared a state of emergency and declared a major disaster zone, effectively creating a three-day state of siege.
But the government has been slow to implement its plan.
More children died, and more children died of malnutrition in Bangladesh than in any other country.
The UNICEFs data shows that more than 1,500 children under 5 died in Bangladesh last year, compared with 1,200 in 2010.
This is the story of one family in Dhana’s Khatnagar neighbourhood.
This story is the reality of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Bangladesh, said Chiranjit Singh, the project director of the Bangladesh Healthy Lives and Health Initiative, a joint UNICEf and UNDP-funded initiative to tackle the country’s chronic food insecurity.
A family of four lives on $7 per day, according the UNICEfs estimates.
Their monthly rent is $400.
But, despite all their efforts to support their children, they cannot afford their basic needs.
When the government announced the project in November, the family’s son started crying when he saw the numbers.
They are just scraping by, he said.
The project’s impact in Bangladesh has been swift.
The government has set aside $5 million to provide free food, health care and educational programmes for children.
The first two years of the project have provided food and other supplies for over 500 children in the poorest sections of the city, said Singh.
But now, the children are dying at an average rate of one child every six days.UNICEF has identified four areas of need: education, healthcare, education, and access of sanitation.
The children’s health is deteriorating, with malnutrition leading to a range of serious health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
More work is needed to improve the nutrition of children in these areas, but this project is already making a difference.
The UNICEFS says the project has saved over $1.4 million, including over $2.5 million for a health clinic that treats children with severe malnutrition.
It is also helping families buy and sell food, and helping to increase access to education.
The Bangladesh Health Foundation, the countrys largest health and health services foundation, says its first priority is improving the nutritional status of children.
It has also set up a special health and nutrition unit to improve access to free health care services.
The Health Foundation has been helping improve the quality of life of children and adults in Dhanna.
But for many, the focus has shifted from health to survival.
The World Bank says poverty in Bangladesh is the most severe in the world.
It reports that nearly half of children under five die before reaching their fifth birthday, with some of them dying as young as four.
This year, more children are expected to die of malnutrition.
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