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Hawoa Begum Fighting Impacts of Climate Change

Every year the embankment protecting the farmland surrounding the village of Pashurbunia in southern Bangladesh, collapses due to flooding and rising sea levels.  Hawoa Begum, 35, explains how the community campaigns for the local authority, Lalua Union, to rebuild the...
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Power of Young People

Apia Marandi (19) and Shikha Hasda (21) from Damkura Union, Poba Upazilla in Rajshahi District work as volunteers with MAASAUS under Bangladesh Firestarter Initiative (BFI) since 2016. Being indigenous community, previously, they were unaware about the opportunities provided by local...
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Rayhan a young Feminist

"Every feminist is a good person. If you want to be a feminist, you need to become a good human being first.” - Rayhan, 20, a first-year student of Government Titumir College. Omar Faruque Rayhan (20), popularly know as Rayhan...
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Sajeda is Now More Confident

Sajeda, 28, lives with her husband in Block K–10 of Camp 18 in Cox's Bazar. She fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh about a year and a half ago in the face of fear and atrocities. Her fearful life started seeing...
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Moving Safely in the Camp under the Streetlights

After passing 69 years of his life, now Azhar Mea can barely see properly due to poor eyesight and faces difficulties to walk. He uses a bamboo stick to walk as a support. Escaping the military attack in his village,...
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Improved Roads and Stairs lessen Ali’s Struggle

Ali Ahammad, 75, used to live from Gouzamil area in Myanmar with his family. The Myanmar Military tortured them in many ways and torched their houses. When it became impossible to live in that situation, he escaped to Bangladesh after...
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Ensuring Water Supply for the Rohingya People

Amena Khatun, 54, is one of the many women in Balukhali camp who fled from Myanmar.  She has been living in the camp since 7 September 2017. In the beginning, Amena faced a serious water crisis in the camp as...
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Afroza: A story of a young entrepreneur

Afroza, an 18-year-old young woman, living in Uttar Pahartoli of Chattogram City Corporation area of Bangladesh. This area is full of domestically migrated marginalised people who come from different districts in order to find a job. Lack of social awareness,...
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Nizam: A story of life biker

Nizam (27) is an inhabitant of North Bakalia of Chattogram City Corporation. Dependent on the incomes of his day labourer father, Nizam's parents could not bear education expenses of their children. Consequently, Nizam dropped out from school when he was...
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