World Vision began working with Bangladesh in 1970 – in the wake of a devastating cyclone and just before the country gained its independence. Today, three out of four Bangladeshis live in rural areas and most work in agriculture. But the country has a staggeringly high population density, and crowded families struggle to grow enough to eat. Flooding due to increasingly regular cyclones and climate change constantly threatens people’s lives and food supplies. It’s been 40 years since World Vision first provided emergency aid to Bangladeshi communities devastated by coastal floods. Protecting people from disasters is still one of our top priorities today. Over 160,000 children in Bangladesh now have World Vision sponsors, so real changes are being seen – especially in the area of education, where children are learning more about their world and opportunities for the future..