More than 130 rivers criss-cross through the low-lying nation, some of them prone to severe flooding. Experts say climate change is causing erratic weather conditions in the country, resulting in a rapid collapse of riverbanks and the destruction of village after village. Bangladesh is expected to have about a third of South Asia’s internal climate refugees by 2050, according to a World Bank report published last year. During the tide the house got filled with water and my youngest child always moved toward water,” remembers Begum. Our monthly income was sufficient to run our family,“ recalled Begum, referring to their life back in Ramdaspur.
Source: thestar August 18, 2022 04:08 UTC