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Jamela Khatun dries jute in the sun in West Fasura, a village on an island in the Brahmaputra River in northern Bangladesh. Severe flooding in August 2017 destroyed the island's crops but RDRS Bangladesh, a member of the ACT Alliance, provided emergency cash grants to Khatun and other vulnerable island residents so they could reestablish their household economies and restart their lives. Khatun, who lost her house and animals to the flood waters, used her cash grant to buy food, a goat, and pay some of her children's education costs.