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Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a low altitude country situated at the Bengal river delta, sharing a border with India and Myanmar. There are mountains in peripheral areas, such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeast. It is in the top ten most populated countries in the world, with a population of 163 million. Covering 147,570 km2, this gives a density of over 1,100 people per km2, by far the highest figure for populous lands. It is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, highly vulnerable to climate-related events.
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Huge swathes of farm land swamped in eastern India after cyclone

29 May 2021

Main photo: A man crosses a canal on a fallen tree following Cyclone Yaas in Digha, Purba Medinipur district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri More than 96,000 hectares (237,221 acres) of agricultural land has been inundated in parts of an eastern…

China builds coal power plant in Bangladesh despite protests

29 April 2021

Local people evicted and livelihoods at risk in Barguna district, as civil society group warns plant will damage important hilsa fish populations. Main photo: Construction of the Barisal coal power plant continues. Image: Md Sajjad Hossain Tuhin A Chinese-backed coal power plant is being built in…

Indigenous people in Bangladesh oppose resort on ancestral land

19 April 2021

As a five-star hotel and amusement park are built in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, locals are fearful of losing water sources and say traditional livelihoods of 10,000 residents will be harmed. (photo: Members of the Mro indigenous community demonstrate in Dhaka protesting against the building of a…

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Despite the equitable share in agricultural labour, agricultural land ownership is rare for women, and even then there are many cases of land grabs from women by men

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Indigenous people's lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide

12 May 2021

This blog was written by Barbara Fraser and published by EarthBeat at: https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/indigenous-peoples-lives-depend-their-lands-threats-are-growing-worldwide - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Main photo: People from the Mura tribe are pictured in a file photo at a…