United Bangladesh News. Dhaka |

Published: 11:59, 14.09.2021

Around 17 percent of Bangladesh will be flooded by rising sea levels by 2050 and 20 million people will be robbed of their homes.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet cited the information at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday submitted on a report.

The Maldives, with over 80 percent of its land area less than a meter above sea level, is already suffering severe damage that will only get worse as the sea level rises, she said.

Even in wide areas Parts of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, predictions suggest that by 2050 daily floods could flood areas now home to over 48 million people, while annual floods averaged homes above 79. would hit millions of people.

Evictions due to environmental disasters are a particularly serious phenomenon in Asia, where the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center reported that China, Bangladesh, India and the Philippines experienced more disaster evictions in 2019 than all other countries combined – that is 70 percent of the global sum.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last month presented a worrying forecast for South Asia in particular.

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