Child Malnutrition


Malnutrition is central to many of the health issues in Bangladesh, as well as in many developing countries, for instance low birth weight, poor growth, slow cognitive development and susceptibility to infections.

But what is malnutrition?

"Malnutrition" is a condition that results from an inadequate or excessive intake of nutrients. Obesity caused by excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and fat, is also a form of malnutrition which is more common in industrialised countries, but recent studies have shown that this 'western' problem is now seeping into the developing nations leading to the situation of a "double burden" of under- and over-nutrition.

Case Studies

Fatima, the girl who ensures her appearance is that similar to a young boy so she can 'escape the hands of physical abuse by locals 'mastans' (pimps). I met her in Kamalapur Station, Dhaka. She was hungry and tired. She told me how she left home because of her abusive father and how the streets became her refuge. Sleeping on the platforms of Kamalapur station was taking its toil and Fatima sighed and told me she had had enough. She wanted to move on, to somewhere safer. But she didnt know where.

Rahima, Co-Director of RestlessBeings (trip to Dhaka, July - August 2008)

Project One


Our first project takes us to South Asia, namely, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The project aims to tackle the issues that children in street situations endure on a daily basis. Restless Beings works with marginalised communities and this growing community of vulnerable children who are living and working on the streets of Dhaka are finding themselves more and more prone to the dangers associated with pornography, prostitution, child labour and human trafficking.