** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

Call to protect climate victims` rights

12 November 2016

UNB, Marrakech :
Civil society leaders here on Friday urged the new political policy regimes to protect and promote the human rights of climate-induced displaced people.
Climate-displaced people deserved new political policy regime for human rights protection, they said at a seminar on the sidelines of Marrakech Climate Conference.
The side event seminar titled "Climate Displacement: Protecting and Promoting Rights of the Climate Migrants" was jointly organised by Action Aid (AA) International, Asia People Movement of
 Debt and Development (APMDD), Climate Action Network South Asia (CAN South Asia), Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST), Friends of the Earth International (FOEI) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Environment and Forests Secretary of Bangladesh Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Atle Soleberg of Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), Marine Frank of UNHCR (United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees), Benjamin Schechter of United Nations Human Rights (UNHR), and Asad Rehman of EoEI spoke in the seminar as panel speakers which was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of COAST and Lidy Nacpil of APMDD, according to a press release.
Sanjay Vashist said they in their latest study found that increasing nature of climate displacement and migration in South Asia is keeping a severe impact on women, which is creating tensions among the communities.
Giving references of several studies from Africa, Rita Uwaka narrated how the displacement is increasing and the situation is getting complicated due to development projects.
Dr Kamal said Bangladesh is trying its best to tackle the climate displacement, but the problem is getting complicated as the country's nearly 39 million coastal people are vulnerable to climate displacement.
He said it will be difficult for Bangladesh to deal with the problem without global support, and to protect the human rights of climate induced displaced people.

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