Sea level is rising day by day due to global warming. Most of the lands in the south-west coast of Bangladesh are below sea level. When the tide is higher than the normal sea level, the salt water of the sea breaks and overflows the embankment, enters the coastal area and breaks the soil, resulted the people of those area are flooded. Under the funding of Bread for the World and technical support by LEDARS, Climate Advocacy Forum Satkhira, Khulna and Bagerhat organized human chain at Shyamnagar, Assasuni, Kaliganj, Koyra, Paikgacha, Bagerhat Sadar and Sharankhola Upazila. LEDARS, Sundarbans and Coastal Protection Movement and Udayan Bangladesh have expressed solidarity with the human chain. A total of 475 individuals participated in the human chain where 329 are Male and 146 are Female.
The Human Chains were organized in front of Press Club and Upazila Parisad of respective areas on May 30, 2021 at 11 am at a time. People from all walks of life participated in the human chain. The human chain events demanded the “Sustainable embankment reconstruction and south-west coastal areas need to be declared Climate Hotspot”. The government had promised to implement mega projects in the coastal areas after Sidr, Aila, Roanu, Mora, Fani, Bulbul and Amphan cyclone, but it has not been implemented yet. Only when disaster strikes, there is dialogue arise of implementing mega projects. Once the disaster is over, there is no shaping for mega projects. Recently embankments in Koyra and Paikgacha Upazilas of Khulna district have been breached and other livelihoods, resources, food, water, shelter and other crises have been created in salt water by high tide in the coastal areas due to the impact of Cyclone Yaas. This misfortune isn’t to be met. Therefore, the speakers in the human chain claimed the construction of a sustainable embankment as soon as possible.