Photographer: Abir Abdullah
Title: On the Frontline of Climate Change
Location: Bangladesh
Period: 08/2019 - 05/2021
Category: Environment

Nature has never made it easy to live in Bangladesh, situated in the Ganges Delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers. Most of the country is less than ten meters above sea level; it is swamped by annual floods, and battered by cyclones and tornadoes, while the interior can be subject to drought. With nearly 150 million inhabitants, it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and as more warnings on climate change appear, Bangladesh is set to be an increasing source of climate migrants.

Global warning and climate change are being held responsible, and developments in Bangladesh could be dramatic.The country where many people have never driven a car, run an air-conditioner or done much at all to increase carbon emissions, could well end up on the front line in the battle against climate change.



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A man shows the flooded houses at Munshigonj Dhaka Bangladesh 29 July 2020

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A woman washes a pair of shoes sitting at her flooded house in Munshigonj Dhaka Bangladesh 29 July 2020

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Village women take bathing in the flood water while a two men carrying a cattle to slaughter during the Eid Al Adha Munshigonj Dhaka Bangladesh 29 July 2020

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A woman stands in front of her house which has been under water for several days at Munshigonj Dhaka Bangladesh 29 July 2020

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A water tube well is seen under flood water during flooding people have severe crisis for drinking water Munshigonj Dhaka Bangladesh 29 July 2020

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A family members shift a rooftop of their house to a new place as flood water enters into the house Munshigonj Dhaka Bangladesh 29 July 2020

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Different types of vehicles including bus car motor bike and rickshaws struck in a traffic as the streets become flooded with rain water and interrupt smooth movement Dhaka Bangladesh 14 October 2020

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A woman stands in the flooded street for a transport to return home during a rainy day in Dhaka Bangladesh 14 October 2020

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A woman tries to get down from a three wheeler Rickshaw into a dry place during a heavy monsoon day which caused severe water logging in the city Dhaka Bangladesh 19 July 2020

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Two men ride in a motor bike in a flooded street during a cyclone called Bulbul in Barishal Bangladesh 08 November 2019

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A man holds his shoes in one hand and waits for a transport to return home during a rainy day which flooded the streets in Dhaka Bangladesh 14 October 2020

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People return home during a rainy day following a depression in Dhaka Bangladesh 14May 2021