UNICEF Photography

Photo of the Week: 2014
©UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2653/Noorani
23 February 2015

Bangladesh, 2009: Lacking alternate places to live, some Bangladeshis build their lives on chars – small, sandy islands created, and destroyed, by floods or erosion. In Kurigram District, fishermen navigate thick, early morning fog as they journey toward Jhorgoch Haat, a market open only when the waters of Brahamaputra River recede to expose Char Jhorgoch. Such temporary markets, which change location as chars appear and disappear, are essential to the way of life for char inhabitants.

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