HumaniTerra works in Bangladesh in the riverine zone of the Gaibandha and Kurigram districts in the north of the country. The river islands of the Brahmaputra (“chars”, in Bengali) are inhabited by 1.5 million people. These islands are subject to flooding and erosion, which renders living conditions for inhabitants extremely difficult and rudimentary, in particular during the monsoon season. The instability of these sand islands forces them to move regularly, to repeatedly rebuild their homes and constantly prepare the ground for agriculture. Consequently, the char population has less access to resources than the average Bangladeshi, and basic services are close to nil.