Climate Change and Refugee Issue

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An Assignment
On
Climate Refugees: A Study on Bangladesh
Course: Refugee and Conflict
Course no: 217

Prepared for:
Maria Hussain
Lecturer
Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Dhaka

Prepared by:
Md. Abu Yousuf
Class Roll :35, 7th Batch,5th Semester
Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Dhaka.

Date of submission: 25 February, 2015
Introduction:
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the world had ever before. Environment induced disaster is increasing day by day and has the causes of most vulnerabilities and Climate Refugees. Environmental Refugees refers “the persons who no longer gain a secure livelihood in the traditional homelands because of environmental factors of unusual scope, notably drought, desertification, deforestation, soil erosion, water shortages and climate change, also natural disasters as cyclones, storm surges and floods.” The most environmental refugee prone areas are Asia and Africa. The number of environmental refugee in Asia is more than 50 million which was about 42 million in 2010. The over populated areas of the world such as South Asia, Horns of Africa are under danger because of the scarcity of natural resources. Although the “environmental refugees” is more important problem and challenge for the international community to protect the stability of the world system but they are silent. So for the ignorance of international law people tolerate unbearable vulnerabilities for this devastating environment.
Climate Refugee:
The term Environmental Refugee was first appeared in 1970s by Lester Brown. Environmental refugee, climate refuge, environmental migrant are nuances in meaning and all of these refers the force migration of a person from his or her traditional homeland. In according to International Organization for Migration- “Environmental migrants are persons or…...

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