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Erosion Creates Climate Refugees in Bangladesh

7 November 2017, New York, USA | South-South News

Every year in Bangladesh, 26,000 families lose their homes, land, and livelihoods to erosion.
Hundreds of thousands of people live on low-lying river islands known as "chars." These islands are formed naturally from layers of silt carried in rivers flowing to the Bay of Bengal. Regular flooding and rising sea levels are continuously changing the coastline, creating new chars, and eroding and submerging others.


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