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 embankment so that their crops and livestock can survive.
“Due to high tide and flooding the embankment is collapsing. The water is getting into the crops and the crops can’t grow due to high salinity,” she says. “The salt water is damaging the ponds, the rivers and the crops. Our fishermen can’t make any profit because fish can’t survive in salt water.”