Rebeka portrait
Rebeka Aktar

Rebeka represented children whose rights have been violated by natural disasters and environmental degradation and children who demand respect for girls’ rights.

Rebeka Aktar, Bangladesh. represented children whose rights have been violated by natural disasters and environmental degradation and children who demand respect for girls’ rights.

“Our whole village flooded in three days. Even though I live a couple of hundred metres from the river, the water level still came half way up our house. We tried to get the beds and other things above the water level using bamboo stands that my dad made. My dad and my big brother built a raft from banana trees and we cooked our food there, since our kitchen was flooded.'

“Even though our house was ruined, we were still lucky. The water washed many people’s houses away altogether. People lost everything they owned and many died. We were able to repair our house and my whole family survived,' says Rebeka.
   

 
 
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