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How land erosion is forcing a community in Bangladesh to live entirely on small boats

The erosion of land by rivers is forcing many Bangladeshi families to live on boats. Image: Reuters/Zakir Hossain Chowdhury

Zakir Hossain Chowdhury

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The entire Manta community now lives on boats on two rivers in Bangladesh. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Zakir Hossain Chowdhury

Manta community member Ratna Akter and her son, who once nearly drowned in the river during heavy rains. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Zakir Hossain Chowdhury
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A Manta family eats their evening meal on the boat they live on. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Zakir Hossain Chowdhury

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