日: 2023-05-04

BangladeshClimate crisisEnvironmentExtreme weatherFloodingGlobal developmentInternally displaced peopleNatural disastersRefugeesRiversSouth and Central AsiaWorld news

‘Peace of mind at last’: the Bangladeshi villagers digging their way out of the floods

‘Plinth’ settlements built on raised ground above the country’s flooding rivers are providing permanent homes and emergency refugesHamida Khatun is sick of moving. The 60-year has been displaced about 20 times during her life, always as a result of cli…

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‘It’s not like chicken farming’: why manta rays are chopped up in Sri Lanka

The gill plates of the extremely intelligent fish – many species of which are already categorised as endangered – are sold across east Asia as remedies said to have ‘no basis in medical science’Every morning, starting at 3am, Lakshan hacks up manta ray…

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