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Report: Rising sea level to deprive 20 million in Bangladesh of homes by 2050

  • Published at 11:09 am September 14th, 2021
Cyclone Amphan
File photo of flooding caused by Cyclone Amphan Courtesy: Kazi Fazla Rabbi

Around 17% of Bangladesh will submerge in 30 years, the UN Human Rights Council was told on Monday

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has mentioned around 17% of Bangladesh will be submerged by rising sea-levels by 2050, depriving 20 million people of their homes.

This information was presented at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing a report.

Across much of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, forecasts indicate that by 2050 daily high tides could flood areas where over 48 million people now live, while annual flooding would on average affect the homes of over 79 million people.

The Maldives, with over 80% of its land area less than one metre above sea-level, is already experiencing severe harms which will only get worse as sea-levels rise, she said.

Displacement due to environmental disaster is a particularly serious phenomenon in Asia, where the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has reported that in 2019, China, Bangladesh, India and the Philippines witnessed more disaster displacement than all other countries combined – amounting to 70% of the global total.

Last month's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presents a troubling forecast for South Asia in particular.

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