Dusk til Dawn
The biggest refugee crisis in world history
Torrential flooding in southeast Asia – brought on by a combination of rising sea levels, melting glaciers and extreme weather events – is creating the biggest refugee crisis in world history. Bangladesh and other parts of the region are seeing literally tens of millions of men, women and children displaced from their homes.
This unfolding horror is the first major crisis of the 21st century which can be attributed directly to global warming.
Although a number of different countries are affected, the disaster is centred on Bangladesh with its high population (over 150 million) and high density, situated in the low-lying Ganges River delta. With most of the country just a few metres above sea level – and with a flat topography – vast areas of land are being flooded with virtually no hope of recovery. As well as the physical damage to infrastructure, salt in the ground means that fields up to 40km from the new coastline are rendered useless for growing crops.
Millions are drowned, while many others die in the subsequent looting and chaos that sweeps the nation, and a whole series of conflicts begins to erupt along the border with India. The sheer scale of this catastrophe makes it difficult to coordinate relief efforts. Relatively speaking, only token assistance can be offered by the UN.
Ironically, Bangladesh has contributed very little in the way of pollution blamed for accelerating climate change.
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