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Rafiqul Islam

Bangladesh's fishermen struggle as cyclone threat grows

Mar 08 2019

HATIYA, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Abul Kalam Maji has been catching fish in the Bay of Bengal for 30 years but an uptick in cyclone warnings, as warming seas bring stronger storms, is making his job much harder.

Bangladesh lends land to islanders as water devours homes

Jan 14 2019

HATIYA, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ferdousi Akter's family struggled to survive after a crumbling riverbank forced them to abandon their home and move to a new part of the island where they live, off the Bangladesh coast.

As deluges threaten crops, Bangladesh’s hill farmers shift tactics

Apr 03 2017

FARUKPARA, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For a long time, slash and burn agriculture was a way of life for Funghkal Bawn.

Children take the lead in cyclone early warnings in Bangladesh

Dec 15 2016

COX's BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Cyclone Roanu approached the coast of Bangladesh last May, 10-year-old Mohammad Hossain worried about his father, a fisherman out at sea in the Bay of Bengal.

Water innovation helps Bangladeshi women dodge snakes, shortages

Sep 16 2016

BANDARBAN, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Collecting drinking water from springs in this part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a forested area in southeast Bangladesh, is not for the faint-hearted.

Pay-as-you-go irrigation aims to cut water use in Bangladesh

Aug 11 2016

FENI, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Elias Ali has been picking weeds and waste for hours from his paddy field in southeastern Bangladesh, preparing it for irrigation. Every week, he walks half a kilometer to collect the water he needs from private pumps.

Bangladesh river eats up land and homes, trapping poor villagers

Jun 22 2016

KURIGRAM, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Piyara Begum once had a happy life in Garuhara village by the Brahmaputra River in northern Bangladesh, but worsening erosion of the river banks has displaced her family seven times.

Ganges dam project stumbles on Indian flooding fears

Jan 13 2016

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh's plan to build a dam on the Ganges River to ease water shortages in its southwest coastal region hangs in the balance as neighboring India has yet to accept the plan.

Ganges dam project stumbles on Indian flooding fears

Jan 13 2016

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh's plan to build a dam on the Ganges River to ease water shortages in its southwest coastal region hangs in the balance as neighbouring India has yet to accept the plan.

Ganges dam project stumbles on Indian flooding fears

Jan 13 2016

DHAKA, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh's plan to build a dam on the Ganges River to ease water shortages in its southwest coastal region hangs in the balance as neighbouring India has yet to accept the plan.

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