DS Leads Mission to Climate-Affected Bangladesh
Climate Displacement in Bangladesh Report: Now Available in Bangla!
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From the 9-13 January 2011, Displacement Solutions (DS) sent a five-person team to Bangladesh to investigate climate-induced displacement throughout the southern delta region. Working closely with DS partners the Alliance of Climate Refugees (ACR) and Youth Power in Social Action (YPSA), the DS team carried out extensive field visits to a number of sites in Dacope, a sub-district of Khulna District. What we saw there shocked us – in one instance, some 30,000 displaced people living in dismal and dehumanising conditions along a 25km long embankment. These climate displaced persons (CDPs) and tens of thousands of others have been displaced for 20 months, and, as things stand, there is no solution in place to find new homes or lands for these people whose current huts will likely be washed away before the end of the year when the annual storms arrive again in earnest. For a brief video taken on the embankment please click here. Even more shocking than witnessing the destitution these people are forced to live in, is the realization that these people make up only a very small fraction of the total 6.5 million climate displaced persons living in Bangladesh today; some on the delta, some along…...
The report, Climate Displacement in Bangladesh: The Need for Urgent Housing, Land and Property Rights Solutions, is now available in Bangla.
About 673,000 Myanmar living in refugee camps on the Thai border and internally displaced camps in Myanmar are unable to return to homes in part because of concerns over housing, land and property rights, said a DS report released last week.