5th October 2021
EP Report

Around 17% of Bangladesh will be submerged by rising sea levels, rendering 20 million people homeless, by 2050.

 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet came up with the information at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council recently, citing a report.

 

The Maldives, with over 80% of its land area less than one meter above sea level, is already experiencing severe impact which will only get worse as sea levels rise, she said.

 

Also, across much of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, forecasts indicate that by 2050 daily high tides could flood areas where over 48 million people now live, while annual flooding would on average affect the homes of over 79 million people.


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