Analysis of socio-economic condition of environmental refugees in Dhaka
AuthorThakur, Riazul Islam
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Bangladesh and natural disaster are closely related to each other because of the geographical location of it. Natural disaster, affected people by these disasters and migration of these people to urban areas or mega city is not unknown to the country. Environmental degradation and natural disasters play a contributing role in affecting population movement. People are forced to move from rural to urban areas. Some experts declare that number of incidents, that cause people to leave their houses and fields due to natural disasters, is increasing rapidly and they perceive this as a global serious issue. The work explores the subject of environmental refugees as a significant group of migrants, includes definition of the term, explanation of main reasons for fleeing the people from their habitats and the socio economic condition of the environmental refugees before and after the migration. There is a huge difference between their present and previous socio-economic conditions. Along with their migration, so many things happen such as difficulties in the local economy and population pressure on the city. This research is an attempt to find out the comparison between the previous and present socio economic conditions of the environmental refuges and to suggest some guidelines to control the migration and to improve their conditions.