Assessing the Disaster Induced Migration and Displacement in the South-west of Bangladesh
Keywords:Disaster, Displacement, Migration, South-west Bangladesh
Climate change has become a major concern for the international community. It has great impact on human migration and displacement. The objective of this study was to know the number of migrants in coastal districts of Bangladesh. The study was conducted in nine southwest districts of Barishal and Khulna division. The research results are based on field surveys, focus group discussion with local people; data from DC office of the respective districts and secondary data from different sources, which were conducted from February to March, 2020 in selected southwest coastal districts of Bangladesh. The study identified the number of human migration and displacement due to different extreme climatic events like riverbank erosion, cyclone and storm surge, flood and salinity intrusion. The study also found that migration and displacement due to disasters is higher in Barishal division than that of Khulna division.
Environ. Sci. & Natural Resources, 12(1&2): 135-141, 2019