CLIMATE-INDUCED MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN BANGLADESH

Bangladesh has a unique topography. Situated on the Bay of Bengal Bangladesh’s topography and geographical location make it particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events including floods, cyclones and sea level rise. Its vulnerability is caused not only by its biophysical factors , but also its socio-economic factors such as high dependence on agriculture, population density,andpoverty. In Bangladesh, where riverbank erosion is an endemic and recurring event, climate change is now accelerating the rate of accretion and erosion cycle, displacing thousands of people every year, causing unprecedented damage to agricultural lands, homesteads, and even to some extent resulting in the loss of self-determination of the inhabitants. In the report “CLIMATE-INDUCED MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN BANGLADESH A case study of riverbank erosion from Naria Upazila, Shariatpur” we tried to find the linkage between riverbank erosion’s overall scenarios and its impacts on livelihoods and displacements  and impact of climate on the on building this vulnerability. The report also analysed the policies that impact on the decision making process of displacement and migration in Bangladesh.

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