Photo by Monirul Alam @moniruldiary for @everydayclimatechange ~ The two-storey building of the Upazila Health Complex in Naria, Shariatpur which was over 500 metres away from the bank a couple of months ago, is being devoured now. Over 4,000 families have become homeless and many affluent farmers broke during the same period. September, 2018. BANGLADESH. The Padma river has eroded over 66,000 hectares of land since 1967, Nasa Earth Observatory said. “Over 66,000 hectares of land have been lost -- roughly the area of Chicago, one of the biggest cities in the US -- to erosion caused by the river, said the report published by the Nasa Earth Observatory in August. The report titled "The Shape of Erosion" compares natural-colour satellite images showing the changes to the shape and width of the river since 1988. According to a report published by the Nasa in August, the extreme erosion patterns of the river are known to have two main causes. Firstly, it is a natural, free-flowing river with little bank protection, other than some occasional sandbags to protect buildings. Secondly, the bank sits on a large sand bed that can be eroded quickly.
In Bangladesh natural disasters like SIDR, River Erosion, Drought and Flood mass migration of people from the countryside to the cities. Visions of money, food and a better life, but many of they failed to realize their dreams lured the migrants, and the rural poor became the urban poor. I began to document of marginal condition in my own country. My investigation finally brought me to a climate refugee in Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam
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