Women and their kids in Kunderpara, Bangladesh.The women of Kunderpara village are used to having water all around them. They live on an island in the middle of one of Bangladesh's many large rivers. The women are even used to the occasional seasonal flood. But lately when the river floods, it takes on new, terrifying meaning. The women do all they can to prepare, but more and more often the water comes without warning. When it comes, there is little to do but gather their children and climb up on raised beds, out of its reach. The water brings stress. …
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Kathleen Mogelgaard is climate program director at Population Action International.