Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha is working for landless people in
the flood-prone Chalanbeel regions in northwestern Bangladesh.
Here many people have no land with which to support themselves
and no access to education, information, training or
electricity. More than 40% are considered landless by the
Government, and at least 31.5% live below the poverty line.
The government and NGO are not active in these areas because
they are so hard to reach and subjected to monsoon flooding.
People living here therefore do not have any access to the
information about developments in national laws, regulations and
policies, and also lack opportunities to skill development
training which results in poverty and human rights violations.