In Bangladesh, rising sea levels and increasingly regular flooding erodes the land, leaving thousands of people homeless and landless each year. Obtaining land rights on reclaimed land that they are illegally occupying, and protecting this land from future disasters, gives displaced people a chance for a secure future.
The coastlines of Bangladesh are constantly moving. Surveys, based on satellite images, have shown that each year there is a net accretion of around 20 km2: newly formed land of about 52 km2 minus eroded land of around 32 km2. With an assumed density of 800 people per km2, this … Read More