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YPSA, an organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2013

Government, NGO and civil society groups should work together for the rights of climate refugees

Meeting

The effects of climate change cause large-scale human displacement due to sea-level rise, tropical cyclones, riverbank erosion and flooding across the country. Millions of people have been rendered homeless due to river erosion in Bangladesh. YPSA and Displacement Solutions have already started working on vital human rights issues relating to population displacement induced by climate change across the country.

“Government, NGO and civil society groups should work together for the rights of climate refugees across the country” speakers said in a district level advocacy workshop jointly organized by YPSA and GOUF at CCTS conference hall in Jessore on 26th November’12.

Md. Zakara Executive director of GOUF chaired this meeting. Mir Jahurul Islam ADC (General) of Jessore was present as the chief guest in the workshop. Professor Md. Mashiul Azam, Professor Md.Shahjahan, Abdur Rahman Chief executive of RDC, Binoy kumar Mallik Executive director of Rights Jessore, Mahbubur Rahman Majnu(General Secretary of Bangladesh trade union, Jessore district), Md.Shajahan Nannu (Joint secretary of BAPA, Jessore), Md.Mojib ullah Sarker (Executive director of Shushashon Foundation), Md. Golam Mostafa (UP Chairman) Shahida Begum (Executive director of BSKS) and Feroz Ahamed (ED of ALO) were present in this event.

Md. Zakaria Executive director of GOUF facilitated the workshop. Program officer Mr. Syed Assraf Ullah of HLP program introduced YPSA and Mr. Subir Das focal person Youth Program of YPSA presented the key note on HLP rights.

Speakers said that necessary steps should be taken to ensure rights of the displaced people. Empowering local people and joint initiative with the local government would ensure the proper execution.