Jhuma’s home, a small mud house, stands alone on a little raised piece of land in the middle of a vast inland sea. She lives in the haor, a seemingly endless stretch of wetlands in Sunamganj in northern Bangladesh. Everything around her is covered by water. She cannot see land, as far as she looks, for more than half of the year. More children drop out from schools in these areas than anywhere else in the country. 20 million people live in the haor region that spreads across seven districts. Less than 1% finish high school.
Below is an article published on BBC by Junaid Khan about BRAC's crab fattening projects in Khulna, Bangladesh"We realised that there was no chance of the water receding anytime soon," says Dr. Babar Kabir of the non-governmental organisation BRAC, which has been helping with relief and rehabilitation work in the area.