Friday, 3 September 2010

Blogadesh

3 UK Mummy bloggers have been recruited by Save The Children to start an awareness campaign to draw attention to the terrible conditions in Bangladesh. They want to raise awareness ahead of September's UN Summit. Please read to find out how you can help!


Siân, Josie and Eva are travelling to Bangladesh with Save the Children Fund to highlight the work they are doing in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Every year almost 9 million children under the age of five die. These three women will be tweeting, creating video and photo galleries and writing about their experiences in Bangladesh live and direct.

In Bangladesh, 36% of the population live on less than 64p a day and 83% live on less than £1.28 a day. Extremely poor households are often dependent on income from their young children and around 7.4 million children are engaged in child labour.

Almost 50% of Bangladeshi children under five years old are underweight or too small for their age. Approximately 2.4 million children aged 6-10, are not enrolled in primary school and the number of street children is estimated to be over 7, 00,000.

Every year around 250,000 children die in Bangladesh before reaching their fifth birthday. They die from things that can be easily prevented or treated like diarrhoea, pneumonia and infections and from lack of proper maternity care.

What can we do to help? Make as much noise as possible. Follow these bloggers on their journey, watch their videos and re-tweet their story. You can follow Siân, Josie and Eva on twitter and RT using the #Blogladesh hashtag, because awareness is half the battle.

So please read their stories, share their experiences, make some noise and help make a difference.Follow the gangs progress here.

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