Bangladesh: After the floods Comes the Hunger
With the effects of global warming becoming more evident, once welcome floods in Bangladesh now bring hardship and hunger.
Life on the floodplains in Bangladesh can be a perilous existence. On islands along the Brahmaputra river, in Gaibandha province, unseasonable flooding has destroyed crops, spreading hunger and poor nutrition. Changing rainfall patterns are making the floods more violent, more frequent and less predictable.
After the floods, all that is left is mud. Attempts to re-sow crops are unlikely to be successful as the growing season has passed.