Insights on Migration and Climate Change

Research conducted in coastal Bangladesh reveals the growing impact of climate change on lives and livelihoods.

Throughout its history, Bangladesh has frequently been affected by natural disasters, and its people have often been forced from their homes as a result. In recent years, both migration and displacement have become increasingly linked to changes in climate patterns.

To better understand these migration patterns and their impacts on local people’s livelihoods, Helvetas and the Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP) teamed up to conduct action research in two disaster-prone districts, Khulna and Bagerhat, in the southwest coastal belt of Bangladesh. Consisting of a primary survey in 2018 of 480 households followed by a secondary survey in 2020, this research is supplemented by five in-depth case studies that provide insights into the resulting individual struggles of women and men.

Download the publication to learn more about the evidentiary base surrounding the interrelatedness of climate change and migration.