Our associate member in Bangladesh, Friendship NGO, responds to the call for input into an upcoming UN report on Human Rights and Climate Change.
The climate crisis is hitting Bangladesh hard. The country’s geographical location makes it extremely fragile and prone to climate related disasters – it ranked seventh in the 2021 Climate Risk Index. Locked between the Himalayas in the North and the Bay of Bengal in the South, it is densely populated, with maximum number of people likely to be impacted by climate change.
Floods, cyclones, saline water, affected land and droughts in various parts of the country, all have a direct effect on the quality of lives. In particular, in Southern regions, salinity heavily affects crops, drinking water and