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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Jogodish Borua, 65, lost his land and his house to river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Abdul Aziz, who lost his home to erosion along the banks of the river, takes a bath in the Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A fisherman and a local villager cross paths on the banks of the river Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

The situation is especially severe for children. A woman and child have been displaced along with other members of their neighborhood who also lost their homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A man walks through the ruins of a house damaged by river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A boy plays on the banks of the river Padma in a spot where there once sat family homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People who lost their homes set up makeshift shelters along the river.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Rising water levels on the river Padma in Bangladesh threaten homes and put inhabitants of the river basin at risk.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

When the Padma river rises, erosion becomes a serious problem for the community living on the river. At the same time, waste littering the earth pollutes the water.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Houses sit near the banks of the river Padma in Bangladesh.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Flooding and erosion along the Padma river in Bangladesh has resulted in many people losing their homes and their land.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People are sometimes forces to move their houses to another place out of the path of river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

A family made homeless by erosion and flooding along the Padma River dry cloth on the riverbank.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
28 Jun 2014

Rohim Shekh, 72, walks through an area devastated by Cyclone Aila in 2007. He was displaced by the Cyclone, which many now see as a result of climate change.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
28 Jun 2014

This community was devastated by cyclones Aila in 2007 and Sidr in 2009. People here still face hardships from these catastrophic events, some of them traveling miles for fresh water.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
28 Jun 2014

This community was devastated by cyclones Aila in 2007 and Sidr in 2009. People here still face hardships from these catastrophic events, some of them traveling miles for fresh water.

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By Corentin Fohlen
16 Jul 2013

After the breakfast, volunteers sing and pray together at the guest house.

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By Corentin Fohlen
16 Jul 2013

Before leaving a place, volunteers sing and pray with the children of the neighborhood who spontaneously come to see the "white people". Here Dickinson is leading the prayer.

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By Corentin Fohlen
16 Jul 2013

Volunteers from Healing Haiti on their going to Cité-Soleil slum sing religious song like "Amazing Grace" or "God is so good" in a private "tap-tap", a traditional Haitian public transportation. This one is grills fitted, unlike the ones usually used by Haitians in Port-au-Prince.
At the end of the week, volunteers will sing it in Creole.

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By Corentin Fohlen
16 Jul 2013

This is the most miserable place of Cité-Soleil slum : it is used as wild toilets, and an Haitian guide says corpses are burnt here

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By Corentin Fohlen
06 Feb 2013

A team of volunteers just landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The two guides, both named Jenn, work with Healing Haiti, one of the hundreds of religious NGOs that organize weekly trips for volunteers looking to play the humanitarian worker.

Healing Haiti is an American christian organization created in 2006 by a couple, Jeff Gacek and Alyn Shannon. They decided to dedicate themselves to the country, in the name of God : "We didn’t choose Haiti ... God chose Haiti for us."

Hundreds of similar religious organizations have proliferated in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Every week, a team of ten volunteers land in Haiti. During a week, they participate in water distribution in the slum of Cité Soleil, they visit schools and orphanages where they distribute chewing-gum, and spend a day at the beach with some orphans. But they mainly hug children and take hundred of photos souvenir. Big international NGOs doing real humanitarian and development work criticize their approach, calling it "at best useless".

According to the US embassy in Port au Prince, 200 000 American citizens come to Haiti through similar trips each year.

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By Corentin Fohlen
25 Jan 2013

Volunteers take a photograph with a local woman. Hundreds of religious NGOs have flocked to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. 200 000 American volunteers come to the country each year to "help" local populations. However, many international organizations like Doctors Without Borders say their work is useless and disempower local authorities.

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By Corentin Fohlen
18 Jan 2013

Volunteers help carrying buckets of water in Cité-Soleil slum in Port-au-Prince.