Bangladesh Climate Change

Nurjahan Sheik (30) and her daughter Runa (2) in Sura village in Gabura. They along with the rest of their village had to flee when Cyclone Aila destroyed it. They have resettled by the embankments of the Kholpetua River for the past 2 years. They hope to return one day but with no money and no recontruction of their village they are not hopeful.

Gabura was badly affected by Cyclone Aila that struck on May 25th 2009. Villagers were washed away by a tidal surge leaving many people homeless and their fields saline and unusable to grow crops. People survive by day labour or fishing and crabbing.

Caritas provided 600 homes, rebuilt roads and fresh water supplies.

Caritas Australia program to assist Enhancing Coping and Adaptation Capacity of the Coastal Community to reduce vulnerability to Climate Change in Shyamnagar, Satkhira, South West Bangladesh bordering the Sundarban.

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