• Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Report: 27m Bangladeshis at risk of sea-level rise by 2050

  • Published at 03:11 am August 27th, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:19 am August 27th, 2017
Report: 27m Bangladeshis at risk of sea-level rise by 2050
Some 27 million people are "predicted to be at risk" of sea-level rise in Bangladesh by 2050, says a Dhaka-based international non-government organisation. Brac disclosed the information in its Annual Report 2016, reports UNB. The report said: "Climate change is a concern now affecting every one of us and Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable to its effects." Two-thirds of Bangladesh is less than five metres above sea level, and floods are increasingly destroying homes, croplands and damaging infrastructure. Approximately 10,000 hectares of land is lost every year due to riverbank erosion, Brac said mentioning that agriculture land is shrinking by 1% annually while the population is growing by 1.2%. This is creating a rise in demand for food, while increasingly unpredictable weather conditions pose a growing challenge to farmers trying to meet those demands, reads the Annual Report a copy of which obtained by UNB. "Our scale, ongoing action research, and depth of engagement give us a unique opportunity to support communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change and recover from disasters." Brac said they support communities to build resilience, respond to disasters and rebuild. "Beyond our work on the ground, we advocate on a national level for collaborative approaches and coordinate with local governments on our activities." Focusing on employable skills for decent work, the report said some 2.2 million young people enter Bangladesh's workforce every year but three out of every four business leaders report that skilled workers are scarce. "Young face in Bangladesh face a precious future, despite living in one of the fastest growing economies in the world," it said. Over 2 million people enter the potential labour force annually but two out of every five young people are not in employment, education, or training, said the report. The report claimed that approximately ten million young people are currently unemployed or underemployed. According to the Brac, more than 7555,000 people left for overseas jobs in 2016. Economic migrants face myriad challenges from high fees charged by recruitment agencies to low wages, lack of information on migration opportunities and risks, exploitation and abuse, it said. On gender issues, the report said eight out of 10 married women in Bangladesh experience violence at least once in their lifetime. Some 32% of currently married, employed women who earn cash make decisions mainly by themselves on how to use their own earnings, the report said.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail