By 2050, more than 1 in 5 people in Bangladesh will be over 60. That's 44 million people.
HelpAge is responding by working with some incredible organisations on the ground. Together, we've started a governmental dialogue on social pensions, introduced healthcare for older people and provided emergency relief when natural disasters have struck. Our services have already reached nearly 100,000 people.
We are seeing real change, in a country that desperately needs it, but we are still working to ensure that older people are better included in policies.