Encroaching sea

Children play on the destroyed sea defence wall by the sea front on Sagar Island. The local community prepare for the coming monsoon season by rebuilding the destroyed sea defence wall to protect themselves from increasing tidal surges and cyclones. Hundreds of people were killed and more than 22,000 homes were ravaged when cyclone Aila struck the Bay of Bengal in May 2009. If the sea continues to rise these low lying island will be destroyed and the people of Sagar Island forced from their, culture, home and livelihoods.

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Children play on the destroyed sea defence wall by the sea front on Sagar Island. The local community prepare for the coming monsoon season by rebuilding the destroyed sea defence wall to protect themselves from increasing tidal surges and cyclones. Hundreds of people were killed and more than 22,000 homes were ravaged when cyclone Aila struck the Bay of Bengal in May 2009. If the sea continues to rise these low lying island will be destroyed and the people of Sagar Island forced from their, culture, home and livelihoods.
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