Rizia's husband Mazed was killed by tiger attack in 2012. She has three children. With man and beast competing over less and less land, such attacks (+ poached tigers) are sure to increase in the future.
Rani, 9, collects rainwater for drinking. Rainwater is the main source of drinking water in the village of Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh. Due to sea-level rising resulting from climate change, limited sweet water sources of the coastal area have widely been contaminated with saline water. Some regions are always waterlogged. There is water everywhere, but not a drop to drink! The hardest times are the summers and winters, when rainfall is minimum.
Rani Begum, 15, was married at the age of 12. She stands beside her child in Shyamnagar. The devastating natural disasters—combined with the lack of an adequate government safety net—compound the population's poverty and drive young women towards child marriage.
Ased Ali Gazi is a fisherman, prepares to catch fishes. Thousands of men and women go into the Sundarbans forest in Southern Bangladesh every day to gather honey, collect firewood, or catch fish, crabs and putting themselves at great risk for a tiger attack.
A woman catches small fishes with net at Shyamnagar in Satkhira distict, Bangladesh. Thousands of men and women go into the Sundarbans forest in Southern Bangladesh every day to gather honey, collect firewood, or catch fish, crabs and putting themselves at great risk for a tiger attack.
Daily-wage workers sleep on the roadside by the Kawran Bazar in Dhaka. A large number of the city's homeless population are environmental migrants. They arrive in Dhaka with the hope of a better future.