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

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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

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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

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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

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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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“One village above water, another below” – Md. Saiful Islam (Sourav)

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I got the chance to work for RMMRU and through this organization, I was able to visit many places that I have never been before. I visited these places for my research work which allowed me to visit many rural places. This was my first opportunity to learn first-hand about nature climate change and life in these regions. I was surprised when I saw village people surviving day by day for their livelihood or family. Two villages were divided by a road. One village is still under water and another is more developed. That village is still underwater because of the environmental situation and its...

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“Different gender norms surprise” by Nazia Bushra

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The thing I want to share is that this was a difficult journey. Though the roads were muddy and slippery, we had to go and conduct our research. In some areas, the respondents were quite conservative and didn’t want to speak with my male partner, preferring to speak with someone of the same gender. In that case, I went to take her into a separate room and took all the information we were seeking. In addition, migration and adaptation techniques are not the same within a locality as well as within any family. In Bagerchat, the salinity intrusion and cyclones are the main obstacles. For these...

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