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The ill wind that blew Bainpara towards a more climate resilient future

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Syed Zain Al-Mahmood in Dhaka

Three years after it was decimated by cyclone Aila, Bainpara in south-west Bangladesh is being rebuilt with UK assistance

On 25 May 2009, the village of Bainpara, in the district of Khulna on Bangladesh's south-west coast, was wiped off the map. Driven by the 120km/h winds of cyclone Aila, a 12ft wall of sea water tore through the area, destroying rice crops, trees, homes and entire villages.

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