Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People

by Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)
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Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People
Reducing Disaster Risk of the Vulnerable People

Mundapara, the place where the indigenous Munda people live, is near the Horinagar Market, Munshiganj Union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira. The Munda are an ethnic group that depended on forest resources for thousands of years until they lost their houses. They are now the climate refugee living hand to mouth as say labour. They only have shallow ponds for their everyday operations during the monsoon and no access to clean drinking water. They must trek 3–4 miles each day to get drinking water, and it takes longer during the dry season. The tiny ponds next to their homes began to dry up and dirty during the dry season, making it difficult for them to access enough water for bathing, watering their gardens, and household tasks. The dry ponds near and far from their homes make it nearly impossible for them to find any water to just drink at the end of the dry season. Winter of this year has come to Munda, bringing with it the inevitable thirst and water borne disease.

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Maturapur Jelepolly, a community depends on the fishing from Sundarbans. Due to government policy, the fishermen can only conduct fishing 7-8 months. In other time, they have to depend on the fish availability in the river around their house. Even they have to choose day labor work sometimes, due to lack of fish abundance. They perception is very clear regarding their profession and factor affecting the fish abundance. Climate change is the main factor for that where their perception is, last decades they caught much fish from the Sundarbans, but due to climate change and increasing salinity the number of fish is declining and now the availability is reducing in an alarming rate. There must be some way of adaptation is needed in a very necessary basis.

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Disaster vulnerable community
Disaster vulnerable community

Maturapur Jelepolly, Munshiganj, Shyamnagar, Satkhira people are suffering a lot due to heavy rain in this week. The water level increases alarmingly up to the road level and the sometimes exits the road height. Most of the houses of this community stay near the river and more rising of water level can cause erosion of their floor and eventually damage furniture and properties. The people of Mathurapur Jelepolly are living in fear of unwanted flood. From the beginning of monsoon they were suffering of drought but recently heavy rainfall at the end of the monsoon giving warning of a dangerous flood. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donations.

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Climate vulnerable coastal community
Climate vulnerable coastal community

Mundapa Jelekhally, Shyamnagar, Satkhira consists of 18 Munda families; a climate refugee group of people depends on day labor word for their livelihood. Most of them take ledge others land for one crop cultivation and if they miss to cultivate in time they suffer for the rest of the year. This year, the monsoon comes very late at Bangladesh and for that the terminal farmer failed to cultivate their farm land in due time. Again, it is predicted that the winter in Bangladesh will come soon and that also shrinks the farm cultivation time. The ledge farmers or day labors of Mundapara are now worried about how they will feed their family for the whole year and how they will cover the other household expenses. The people of Mundapara are extreme vulnerable due to climate change for their livelihood and drinking water. They need support to make this community climate resilience and disaster ready.

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Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, as well as one of the most disaster-prone countries. This is said that “A person living in the region is 4 times riskier than those in Africa and 25 times than in Europe or North America”. The Sundarbans (the world’s single largest mangrove forest and UNESCO World Heritage Site) is situated in a region prone to a high incidence of cyclonic storms. Over the past two centuries the coastal areas and offshore islands of Bangladesh, to which the majority of the Sundarbans belong, have been affected by more than 35 severe cyclones and storm surges.

In response to climate change and frequent catastrophic events BEDS together with Village Disaster Management Committee (VDMC) members are working to strengthen the capacity of local coastal villagers who are more susceptible to damage due to cyclones. They are teaching them pre-during and post-disaster preparedness so that the villagers can mitigate the loss due to natural disasters. We are extremely grateful to our donors for their continuous support.

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Md. Maksudur Rahman
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