Dhaka: A Refuge that Needs to be Rescued
October 25, 2022

With homes swallowed by floodwaters and river erosion, migrants from different parts of Bangladesh have opted to move to the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong for ‘safer ground.’ But these options for ‘safer’ ground are also sinking.

Author: Shamsuddin Illius

Shamsuddin Illius is a print and online journalist specializing in climate change, environmental, refugees, and migration issues. His work has appeared in The Independent, The Business Standard, Agence France-Presse (AFP) and more.

People on a boat escape a larger looming wave in Dhaka
Sinking Cities

Dhaka: A Refuge that Needs to be Rescued

With homes swallowed by floodwaters and river erosion, migrants from different parts of Bangladesh have opted to move to the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong for ‘safer ground.’ But these options for ‘safer’ ground are also sinking.

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