River erosion is part of daily life for the people of the chor region . Chor is a word used for little sand islands that form on the river from siltation, slowly these islands grow and soon habitat starts building up forming into villages. But it is uncertain how long this chor will last; the river might come and wash it away again. Thus the habitants are always prepared to move from one chor to the other.
In recent times, people of these chor regions are trying to fight the river with the help of government projects, building dams and protection embankments. Most of these projects are not well thought or designed properly. Instead these projects are a scope for earning corrupt money for a section of people. The chor people are given false hope that the land they are on is safe, where as the faulty projects worsen the crisis. With false hope, the chor people lose the preparedness they previously had.
Photography series by Bangladeshi photographer Gazi Nafis Ahmed (Hits: 78299)
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