South Asia’s poorest city dwellers bear brunt of worsening floods

South Asia's poorest city dwellers bear brunt of worsening floods

In August, when floods slammed Kathmandu’s outskirts, residents of the slum spent days drying out their soaked belongings while the local school shut for a week after classrooms flooded. “The classrooms were inundated up to three feet (one metre) … the books and school records got damaged,” said Indira Mahat, principal of Sarasvati Middle School. […]

Women bear the brunt of climate change

Women bear the brunt of climate change

The effects of climate change increase the social and economic vulnerabilities of Bangladeshi women by directly impacting their access to food, water, and income, found a national assessment. Women suffer more than men because of long-standing social conventions and traditional gender norms, it found. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. […]

Coastal women bearing the brunt

Salinity invading water bodies, exposing women to diseases After losing homes to cyclones, families try to marry off girls Many forced to live dangerously on embankments Women having to walk miles to get drinking water Climate change is making it increasingly harder for coastal women to ensure reproductive health and tackle early marriages and domestic […]