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Rebuilding castles in the sand

On the night of May 19, 2020, just three days before the Eid-ul-Fitr, most of the residents slept peacefully in their tiny mud houses resided in Ward No. 6, Hajrakhali, Sreeula, Ashashuni, Satkhira.

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Cyclone and life: Reshma

“When I hear the massive sounds of the storm or cyclone, I get terrified. I am blind but not deaf. I can hear people screaming, things falling apart."

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Battling with climate change

Almost one-third of the total population in Bangladesh living in the coastal belts meaning the disaster-prone region are directly or indirectly affected by devastating climate impact such as coastal floods, river-bank erosion, salinity, cyclones, etc.

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The never-ending burden

In 2009, when Cyclone Aila hit the area, Rojina Begum (24) was merely a child. As she recalls, “That was the last year I attended school. We lost most of our land, and our house broke down. 

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Long precarious walks for water

Barek Tila is located in Tahirpur Upazila of Sunamganj district, at the border of Bangladesh and India.

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Crops, climate and crisis

In recent years, the amount of yearly rainfall has increased by almost three times in the villages resided at Tahirpur Border area, Sunamganj, Sylhet.

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Story of displacement

To make ends meet, Mst. Sharifa (40) works as a day labourer at a roadside brickfield earning a daily wage of 350 Taka. With such insignificant income, she has to take care of three of her children.