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“Climate change challenges multifaceted” by Tanjim Uddin

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. Global warming has increased the frequency of extreme weather events, such as tropical cyclones, floods, severe rainstorms and droughts. A research project, titled DECCMA (DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation) is running in Bangladesh to examine how people are adapting to climate change, such as sea level rise, alongside socio-economic pressures, including land degradation and population pressurein delta regions. In the DECCMA project, Iworked as a Research Assistant in thirteen...

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“Migration &Adaptation: A Short Story of Khulna & Jessore”by Md. Niaz Murshed

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Khulna is the third largest city in Bangladesh. It is situated on the banks of the Bhairab and Rupsha rivers. It is also the centre point of the Khulna division. Khulna is also known for its port. This division consisted of ten districts and it is the gateway to the world largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans. Mangla is home to an important port for Southwest Bangladesh. It has fabulous natural beauty, but the lifestyle is not so easy here: drought, cyclone and other weather events are a regular phenomenon here. With each day, the risks increase. The local people have to fight for water on...

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“Trees and tender-heartedness in Borguna” by Shihab Uddin

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now a days, migration and climate change are talked regularly. When one person goes from one place to another, this is called migration. My long dream was to come to work with RMMRU. I think that these days were some of the greatest days of my life. As a supervisor, my main task was to supervise and monitor the field. First of all, RMMRU selected a team. That team consisted of seven members (including myself). My first trip was to Assassuni in Satkhira Districts. After a long journey, we came Satkhira, but when we disembarked from bus, we faced different types of problems that came one after...

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“The lives of littoral people in Rehania” by Tamanna Nazneen

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rehania, a coastal village of Bangladesh in Hatiya island, Noakhali. Cyclone, coastal flood, water salinity are some of the common natural hazards in Rehania. Recently, a research survey named DECCMA (Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation) under RMMRU (Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit) has been held in this area. For this reason, I had the great opportunity to go to Hatiya and observe the lifestyle of the people in the Rehania village. Most of the people of Rehania are the victim of natural hazards like flood, river erosion and cyclone. They migrated...

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“The lengths one must go for drinking water” by Aysha Akter Akhi

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I went to Noakhali, Laxmipur, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jessore, and Gopalgonj for field surveys for the DECCMA project. I gained so many experiences from this journey. Among them, I can share the place called Amurkata of Paikgacha of the Khulna district. In Amurkata, there is a scarcity of drinking water. This area of six or seven kilometers has no internal transport. People paddle from one part to another. The ground in that the area is high in salinity. There are also very few trees and the weather is quite rough. People often travel three of four kilometers by foot to collect drinking water from...

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