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Fleeing Nature 3
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
13 Apr 2015

Mohammad Razzaque Miah sleeps inside his temporary tent in Mymensing. He migrated from Kurigram to Mymensing after losing his house in a flood.

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Fleeing Nature: Bangladesh's Climate ...
Dhaka
By Anik Rahman
31 Mar 2015

Sept-Oct, 2014

Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country of rivers and waterways on which large swaths of its population live. River bank erosion and flooding are common and continuous process due to global warming and rising sea levels. This continuous natural hazard is destroying homes and livelihoods and turning millions of Bangladeshis into homeless climate refugees.

The factors controlling river and stream formation are complex and interrelated. These factors include the amount and rate of water supply from rain and upstream activity, sediment deposited into the stream systems, catchment geology, and the type and extent of vegetation in the catchment. As these factors change over time, river systems respond by altering their shape and course. Unpredictable weather patterns also make flooding a common problem as the course of the rivers shift.

As a result of riverbank erosion and flooding, millions of people are losing their homes and fertile land every year. Most people who lose their homes or land become climate refugees, often pouring into the country’s overpopulated cities penniless and looking for new opportunities.  However, due to overpopulation, migrating climate refugees often arrive in the cities only to find themselves scrounging for food, work and accommodation. Thus, Bangladesh’s most vulnerable citizens are losing their battle against nature and are only made poorer and more desperate.  

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Civilian Homes Bear the Trunt of Airs...
al-Dali, Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
30 Mar 2015

The 33rd Armored Brigade, loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and backed up by the Houthis, try and force their way into the city of Al-Dali.

Video shows explosions from the 33rd Armored Brigade's bombardment of civilian homes in Al-Dali, near the telecommunication center.

The video shows fighters from the 33rd Armored Brigade and Houthi militias deploying heavy artillery between civilian homes in the southern part of the city.

According to local sources, the Houthi troops were not able to advance into the city and are facing heavy resistance from the al-Herak al-Janubi.

Also seen are Houthi anti-aircraft guns firing at airplanes.

Al Dali is seen as a major route to to Yemen's southern provinces and has recently witnessed clashed between the Houthis and al-Herak al-Janubi ("Southern Movement") separatists.

Meanwhile, Saudi Air Force and their allies have been striking Houthis positions across Yemen since Wednesday March 25, 2015.

Shot list:

Various of bombing on al-Dali city

Various of 33rd Armed Brigade and Houthi fighters and armored vehicles

Moving shot of anti-aircraft machinegun firing at the sky

Various of bombing on al-Dali city

Moving shot of fighters, armored vehicles and Yemeni flag

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Aftermath of Night Raids on Houthi St...
Saada
By Dhaifallah Homran
27 Mar 2015

Night shots from the Yemeni city of al-Buqa in the northern province of Saada show the aftermath of an airstrike. The footage features rescue workers searching the rubble of destroyed buildings. Later it shows a victim of the airstrike being carried away via ambulance.

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Haftar Forces Patrol Deserted Benghaz...
Benghazi
By Bujezia
24 Mar 2015

Benghazi, Libya
March 24, 2015

Fighters loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tobruk are seen in this video scouting the Al-Lethi neighborhood of Benghazi, less than one hundred meters from what they say are ISIS outposts. Soldiers snake between deserted and damaged civilian houses, searching for Islamist militants.

Fighting between Islamist militias and forces loyal to Lt. General Khalifa Haftar has ravaged the Libyan city of Benghazi, even though fighting has diminished. Reports indicate that Haftar's forces currently have the upper hand over the Islamist Libya Dawn military coalition. According to a Transterra Media contributor, significant casualties have put the local hospital under pressure to provide adequate medial care as supplies are thinning out.

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Fleeing Nature 1
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
19 Nov 2014

A homeless climate refugee sleeps in a park at Dhaka. The Bangladeshi capital is one of the most densely populated cities on earth. One of the major contributing factors to this swell in population is the mass migration of people from the impoverished countryside into the city. Many of those leaving the countryside fled after losing homes, crops, and livelihoods to natural catastrophes.

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Fleeing Nature 6
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
11 Oct 2014

Mohammad Rashid Miah cut down all of the trees around his house on Alexander Island, in Laxmipur. Having already lost his house to the river, Mr. Miah is salvaging his trees in order to sell them and save enough money to move to Dhaka.

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Fleeing Nature 8
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
11 Oct 2014

Rubel stands in front of his uprooted coconut trees on Alexander Island, in Laxmipur. After loosing his cow to river bank erosion, these coconut trees were his last source of livelihood. However, these trees have now also fallen victim to the river.

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Fleeing Nature 12
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
11 Oct 2014

Rabeya Khatun mourns her lost husband and son on Alexander Island, in Laxmipur. Her husband and son lost their lives when their house was swallowed by the river as they slept. Rabeya was at her mother's house when the incident occurred and thus survived.

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Fleeing Nature 13
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
11 Oct 2014

Mohammad Ikram stands in front of the Meghna river, near Alexander Island, in Laxmipur. He has seen his neighbors migrating and even dying because of water related disasters. Despite strong signals that it is best to leave the area, he does not know what to do because his land is all he has.

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Fleeing Nature 2
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
03 Oct 2014

Sadarghat Launch Terminal, situated on the bank of the river Buriganga in Dhaka, is one of the busiest places in Bangladesh. Most people migrating from the countryside pass through this port to migrate to Dhaka. Many of those migrating are climate refugees.

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Fleeing Nature 4
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
04 Sep 2014

Mohammad Shahjahan transports tin sheets and other materials from his house. Some families actually migrate before disaster strikes so they do not lose all of their belongings in an impending disaster. Mohammad deconstructed his entire house and moved it elsewhere before it was destroyed by the water.

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Fleeing Nature 5
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
04 Sep 2014

Mohammad Mamun stands over his submerged house in the Padma River in Dohar, Dhaka. Mr. Mamun's house was swallowed by the Padma after river bank erosion resulted in a land implosion.

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Fleeing Nature 7
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
04 Sep 2014

Mohammad Romjal Ali takes a selfie with his destroyed house. Mr. Ali's house was destroyed by the eroding river bank. Dohar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Fleeing Nature 9
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
04 Sep 2014

Rabeya Begum stands over the roof of her house which she salvaged after it was destroyed by river bank erosion. She is going to use the salvaged materials to build her new home. Dohar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Fleeing Nature 10
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
04 Sep 2014

Khadija Akhter was only able to save this cabinet and some bricks from her house after river bank erosion resulted in her house being destroyed and submerged. Dohar, Dhaka.

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Fleeing Nature 11
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Anik Rahman
04 Sep 2014

Mohammad Hashmot Ali's house sits tilted and half submerged in the Padma river after the bank on which his house was built gave way. Dohar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Gaza: Assessing the Damage
Gaza
By Andrea DiCenzo
25 Aug 2014

After what was possibly the most destructive war in Gaza in recent history, residents of the besieged coastal enclave finally have a chance to assess the damage done to their homes and properties. For the thousands left homeless by the hostilities, life is now a painstaking process of rebuilding the little that remains of their possessions.

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Bombed Houses in Gaza
Jabaliya
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Jabaliya, Gaza

Civilians in the Jabaliya, Gaza inspect the ruins of their homes that were destroyed in Israeli airstrikes. The destruction of homes in Gaza has become of hallmark of Israel's latest offensive in the territory.

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Italy under eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

Kumara, Mary and Nathaka Serasinghe used to live in a 40 sq.m. two-room apartment, paying 600 euro for month. Mary is out of work and Kumara is a day laborer in a store in the outskirts of Milan. For legal immigrants, in fact, the registration of the lease is required to obtain residence and renewal of the "residence permit". When they applied for registration of the contract house's to get the "residence permit" of Mary, the owner increased the rent, at which point they are no longer able to pay the rent and arrived the notice of eviction.

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Italy under eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

Mary and Nathaka Serasinghe were born in Sri Lanka, they met in Milan and married in their native land. Speak little Italian, even if they live here for eight years, and now have a child, Nethaka. Since he was born in the small are list for the allocation of public housing.

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Low Income Families Face Evictions in...
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

Kumara and Nathaka Serasinghe wait as an official hands them eviction documents.

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Low Income Families Face Evictions in...
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

The Serasinghe family in the metro station after being evicted.

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Italy Under Eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

After the eviction, the municipality social service relocated Mary and her son Nathaka to a foster home. The social worker explained that the law is for the protection of the child. This forces them to settle without Mary's husband in the housing.

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Asians under eviction in Italy
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

Kumara Serasinghe in the car where he is sleeping after he has been evicted.

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Italy under eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

The Mauhay family waiting for the police officers to evict them from their house.

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Italy under eviction
Milan, Italy
By Alice Sassu
14 Jul 2013

The housing conditions are often unbearable: systems are not compliant with current regulations and masonry are deteriorated, but rents do not seem to decrease.

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Life Along The Railway (4 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Children work together to gather tap water for their families who face a lack of running water in the slums of Dakha, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (3 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A man strolls on the railway track that lies between numerous makeshift homes in a slum in Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (6 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A few children take a free ride on the railway that lies in the middle of a slum in Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (9 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

An old woman in her cluttered makeshift home near the railway tracks in an area populated by slums in Dakha, Bangladesh. Dakha is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (17 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Old woman inside her home living right next to the railroad tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (26 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A woman is sleeping outside a makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP VICTIMS OF TORNADO-ST...
Moore, Oklahoma
By Daniela Gallardo
22 May 2013

On May 20 a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left a death toll of 24, including 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents without homes and without their most precious belongings. In the interview below, a victim talks about how he feels after the total loss of his home and goods which he worked so hard to obtain.You will also find interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) that were helping victims to recover their valuables and offering all type of support.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP VICTIMS OF TORNADO-ST...
Moore, Oklahoma
By Daniela Gallardo
22 May 2013

On May 20 a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, with a population of 55,000. The tragic event took away the life of 24, including 9 children, and left around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents without homes and without their most precious belongings. In the interview below, a victim talks about how he is getting through this difficult experience and how he feels after the total loss of his home and goods which he worked so hard to obtain. Also, you can find three interviews with young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) to help victims recover their valuables and provide them with all type of help and support.

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Volunteers Help Victims Of Oklahoma T...
Moore, Oklahoma
By U.S. Editor
22 May 2013

On May 20th a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left 24 dead, among them 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents homeless. In the interview below, a victim discusses how he feels after the total loss of his home and belongings which he worked so hard to obtain. There are also interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) who are helping victims recover their valuables.

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Living in the Ruins of Gaddafi's Comp...
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
05 Apr 2013

Portraits of squatters living in the Bab Al-Azizia compound Tripoli

Anwar Mohamed

‘I’ve been here for a year and a half. A lot of people started living here a year and a half ago. I’m a builder but after the revolution I had no job and I had to move out. Now there’s work, but it comes and goes."

‘When we moved in it was just an open space. I built the interior wall and the window and now it’s a decent place to live. The police never bother us, in fact they some times come around just to check that everything is alright.’

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Mitrovica (2 of 25)
Mitrovica, Kosovo
By Michael Biach
19 Mar 2013

A Roma boy takes a look at some newly constructed houses in the Roma Mahala. After the conflict, Albanians set the Roma Mahala on fire blaming the minority as alleged Serb collaborators.

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KENYA DAILY LIFE (27 of 27)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
28 Feb 2013

Shack just next the railway line in Kibera.
Picture/Karel Prinsloo

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KENYA DAILY LIFE (12 of 27)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
28 Feb 2013

Garbage piles up between shacks in the Kibera slum.
Refuses and faeces are everywhere, the ground is mainly composed by them.
Picture/Karel Prinsloo