Bangladesh: initiative prevents flooding

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Bangladesh: initiative prevents flooding

24 September 2014

Concern Worldwide's initiative to raise a cluster village above the flood line in Char, Bangladesh, has already benefitted 100 families during the recent floods.

A cluster village of homes were raised above the flood line in the Mesra union of sader Upzilla in Sirajgong district in northern Bangladesh in June 2014. It has already benefitted 100 families who were forced to flee their homes due to this year's floods.

Raised cluster village in Bangladesh which is protecting people against the floods. Image: Concern Worldwide.

Hasina Akter explained:

As the water level began crossing the danger mark on 27th August, many people began evacuating to safer places. We were rushing too, but were quite unsure about shifting our household items to a safe place. Suddenly, we remembered the raised homestead place in Rahaihorkandhi Char. Without hesitating, we hired boats and shifted our transit houses, cattle and other assets to safe land. Without this smallholding land, it would have been a catastrophe. It saved children, families and assets.

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Bangladesh: initiative prevents flooding

Concern Worldwide's initiative to raise a cluster village above the flood line in Char, Bangladesh, has already benefitted 100 families during the recent floods.
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