Despite unprecedented growth, nearly 8 million people in the urban areas of Bangladesh are still living without basic services such as healthcare, water and sanitation facilites. Unplanned urbanisation and rapid population growth are resulting in the increasing masses of urban extreme poor with low income, limited employment opportunities, unsafe shelter, low caloric intake, and no power to participate in decision making process. With the continued decline of living conditions of the extreme poor, vulnerable groups such as female-headed households, disabled, elderly, and minority groups are disproportionately affected.
Anon. Promote inclusive cities. Eradicate extreme urban poverty. (2010) 4 pp.