Children participate in a monthly meeting of the disaster management project run by Plan Bangladesh. They discuss and devise long term initiatives to safeguard themselves, their families, their property and their environment in the Dawabari river bed area. 'Chars' such as this - islands that are periodically submerged by the country's mighty rivers - are home to over five million people in Bangladesh. Life for the char dwellers is hazardous and uncertain. Flooding is common, as is loss of land and erosion, making it a struggle to grow enough food, and meaning families often need to relocate.