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Nine year old Shahina Begum (second from right) with friends on her way to school 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.