Bangladesh: Unemployment, food prices, high population growth spur growing hunger

Men queue for food assistance in the wake of Cyclone Sidr. Along with India, Bangladesh has the highest proportion in the world of newborns with low birth weight. Micronutrient malnutrition is also at alarming levels in Bangladesh, affecting nearly 30 million women and 12 million children under five years old. Photo: David Swanson/IRIN

Rising unemployment and food prices and a sluggish economy are taking their toll on Bangladesh, where a growing number of people are struggling to survive.