International projects Bangladesh Treating craniofacial clefts Craniofacial clefts are complex clefts that can affect the face, eyes, nose and mouth. Children with craniofacial clefts require a specialised and long term course of treatment. Many children with craniofacial clefts face many complications, especially if they are not treated correctly. The photo above is of Ibrahim, before surgery. Read his story here. Sara (pictured below) lost the sight of her left eye and has large scars from previous surgery. Both Ibrahim and Sara feature in the film. It is not known yet why there are so many more craniofacial clefts in Bangladesh than in other parts of the world but it is a question that CLEFT is looking at trying to answer by funding important research.