Latest update: 15/06/2011
- Bangladesh - climate change - refugees
Climate refugees: at the mercy of global warming
Bangladesh is one of the countries most likely to suffer from rising seawaters as global warming takes hold. Its 150 million inhabitants are squeezed into 130,000 km² and many of those living by the sea are abandoning their land and heading for the capital Dhaka. Once there, they often take up residence as some of the poorest members of society.
By Gael CARON