Bangladesh: The drowning nation { 35 images } Created 19 Apr 2010

The most densely populated country on our planet.
People, noise, movement, waterways, green paddy fields, and big smiles. Bangladesh is under great threat from sea level rise, as the majority of it's land is less than 2 meters above sea level. The annual monsoon rains engulf huge chunks of land, turning fields into rivers. As this happens, the salinity of fresh water increases and communities become displaced, joining the thousands of other climate refugees in the ever growing cities.

Due to widespread corruption in national politics, the country's economy is in bad shape and child labour is often used. Some international clothing companies have factories in and around the capital Dhaka.
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