In Bangladesh, the leather industry is one of the most important economy. Most of the tanneries are based in the Hazaribag area, a densily populated neighborhood of Dhaka.
It was in the afternoon, I was sitting on my grandpa’s couch. The door was slightly open and I saw light coming through, washed out between the white door and white walls. All of a sudden, it all started making sense. I could relate what I was seeing with what I felt.
People who live in the coastal areas of Bangladesh are always at risk of river erosion, cyclones, floods and other natural disasters… “Here we are dying for landslide but in our village we were dying for poverty or natural disaster.”
The people of Bangladesh bear witness to the continued destruction that climate change is having on their densely populated country every day.
The village that becomes an island six months a year. Like many other villages from the North Eastern Bangladesh “haors”, the land that surrounds Abdulhapur island is flooded every year. For six months.
Suffering from severe human rights violations, the stateless Rohingya refugees of Burma have taken refuge around the world. After Burma gained independence from Britain in 1948, civil war broke out when many ethnic nationalities and the Communist Party of Burma…
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