10 Dec Climate change and displacement: the case of Bangladesh
Patwary, O. H.
Climate change and displacement: the case of Bangladesh
International Journal of Arts & Sciences
Vol (No), pp
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the face of climate change. The country has a history of extreme climatic events causing enormous sufferings to the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. It has made life unsupportable in different disaster prone areas and resulted into the displacement of an increasing number of people from rural and coastal areas of the country. In this regard, the paper aims to understand the process through which people get displaced in the face of climate change in Bangladesh. To understand this scenario, the paper particularly discusses four types of natural calamities i.e. floods, riverbank erosion, tropical cyclones and sea level rise and their resultant consequences on human movement. It is obvious that such calamities have increased in terms of frequency and intensity in recent times and led to a situation of homelessness, landlessness and destruction of livelihood opportunities and compel the victims to move into new places for the sake of their sustenance.