The small coastal village of East Jelekhali in the far South West of Bangladesh is located in one of the most climate change vulnerable areas of the world. A combination of rising sea levels coupled with the catastrophic cyclones and tidal surges are killing the fertile land that this densely populated region of Bangladesh heavily relies upon.
The effects of a more extreme and volatile climate are already a daily reality for many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. While often having contributed the least to climate change they are also the ones who struggle the most to adapt to its impact.
Caritas supporters around Australia are taking a stand, calling for an increase in assistance to communities living in poverty and calling on the government to cut pollution and demonstrate global leadership in meeting the urgent challenge of climate change.