Espen Rasmussen

Gabora Island, Khulna Division, BANGLADESH

Women take the boat from Gabora Island to Nildumur harbour to get fresh water. There is no fresh water on the island so every day hundreds of women take the boat across the river. "Most days we have to cross the river twice to get water. It costs two lath, and the collection takes around four hours. It is very expensive for us and we use a lot of time getting fresh water", says 45 year old Shorub Morol. She lives on the embankments surrounding Gabora Island, and has already been displaced once by the high tides. The sea in the Bay of Bengal is rising, affecting the hundreds of thousands of villagers living on the low islands in the south.

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Espen Rasmussen
Gabora Island, Khulna Division
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