Bangladesh: Working To Enhance Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Bangladesh is at high risk from weather-induced shocks and the longer-term effects of climate change. Cyclones, flooding, droughts, salt water intrusion and river erosion are expected to increase over the coming years. Shocks often force the poorest families, especially those that depend on the income of a woman, to reduce meals, withdraw children from school in order for them to work, or employ other high-risk strategies that ultimately perpetuate the poverty cycle. Take a look at how WFP works with ultra-poor families to enhance their resilience to natural disasters and the effects of climate change.