Impact of river erosion on livelihood and coping strategies of displaced people in South-Eastern Bangladesh
by Prabal Barua; Syed Hafizur Rahman; Morshed Hossan Molla
International Journal of Migration and Residential Mobility (IJMRM), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2019

Abstract: Bangladesh is situated in riverine and deltaic region in South Asia where riverbank erosion is a catastrophic climate induced disaster in Bangladesh. The present study has been undertaken to investigate the impact of riverbank erosion on lives and livelihoods of the displaced people in the South-Eastern Bangladesh. Both quantitative and qualitative data have been used through in-depth interviews, focus group discussion and questionnaire survey. The study reveals that riverbank erosion is addressing displacement, hidden hunger and poverty, loss of land and identity of coastal people. Besides, displaced persons face social, economic, cultural stigma in their community. People have used different types of indigenous knowledge to reduce the sufferings of the affected people. The findings of this study are vital for policymakers to articulate and implement effective approaches and programs to reduce vulnerability and to increase the local adaptation processes in order to improve such households' livelihood all over Bangladesh.

Online publication date: Thu, 24-Oct-2019

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