Assignment Asia

Coping with a Changing Climate

The poorest countries in the world are also the most vulnerable to climate change. But some developing countries are already taking steps to confront it and mitigate its impact. In Bangladesh, climate refugees - people displaced from their communities by natural disasters - have poured into the capital Dhaka, crowding its already congested slums. Yet far from merely suffering, the country is working to become more resilient. Reporter Rian Maelzer travels to areas in Bangladesh that experience some of the worst effects of climate change. He witnesses how people are preparing for what more may come. Agriculture is the main source of living for millions of people in Cambodia and Myanmar. But drought has hit many farms, making life harder for rural folk. In a unique report, Reporter Tony Cheng travels to villages in both countries, where people are struggling to cope with the impact of climate change.

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