A climate migration crisis is escalating in Bangladesh
Source: Public Radio International (PRI), 25/03/2019
“Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, and it’s experiencing a pretty wide range of impacts,” said National Geographic writer Tim McDonnell, who recently wrote about his travels there.
Nearly 80 percent of Bangladesh sits in a flood plain, near the rising seas. Ice melting in the Himalayas is coming down through its rivers, increasing the volume of water and leading to increased riverbank erosion. Saltwater intrusion from the sea level rise is poisoning crops and fishing areas. And even while annual tropical storms and cyclones continue to hit Bangladesh, the northern part of the country is experiencing drought.
This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the World Conference on Health and Climate Change.
You can find all the information on the theme “Facing the health challenges climate-related migration” by following the link