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Climate change is having extremely negative effects on smaller countries, including Bangladesh.1 The increase in average temperatures is causing the sea levels to rise and increase the salinity of the water that citizens use for agricultural purposes.2 A recent UN study suggests that the government of Bangladesh is in need of $5 billion dollars in order to properly adapt their country to the effects of climate change.3

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1http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/29/world/asia/facing-rising-seas-bangladesh-confronts-the-consequences-of-climate-change.html
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3http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/climate-change-talks-bangladesh-donors
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Bangladesh News

NPR 
537,000: That's the number of Rohingya who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in the past seven weeks, according to the U.N.. It's the largest migration of people in Asia in decades. The Rohingya are fleeing a campaign of terror by the Myanmar military ... See more..
NPR 
Heard on Morning Edition. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. But Bangladesh is reluctant to host them. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. NPR thanks our sponsors. Become an NPR sponsor. See more..
ABC News 
FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, newly set up tents cover a hillock at a refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, in Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Wild elephants entered the Balukhali camp early ... See more..
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Dhaka Tribune 
Bangladesh bowling looked hapless throughout South Africa's batting as only a few chances were created to take wickets. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed dropped a caught and bowled chance when Amla was batting on 93 and the scoreboard read 237. Later ... See more..
Yahoo Cricket (blog) 
Mushfiqur Rahim, apart from being a potent wicket-keeper batsman, has also been a skilful leader for Bangladesh at the highest level. However, the Bogra-born cricketer has recently attracted criticism from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) following ... See more..
Department of Defense 
The eighth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange in Bangladesh focused on civil-military integration and humanitarian ... See more..
UNHCR 
In Bangladesh, UNHCR has been working with the government in the first stage of a new 'family counting' exercise to collect data on the estimated 536000. See more..
9news.com.au 
Bangladesh is a beautifully wild country. Poor and polluted, it pulses with energy that's strangely compelling. An estimated 150 million people call it home, making it one of the most densely populated countries on earth. It's also very dangerous. The ... See more..
Dhaka Tribune 
Founding chairman of Ashar Alo Kumar Bishwajit Barman believes Fatema's achievement is credited to her patience, diligence and determination. He thanks Sonia Bashir Kabir, the Managing Director of Microsoft, Bangladesh, for the opportunity. He adds ... See more..
Yahoo Cricket (blog) 
Bangladesh have won 10 out of 104 test matches thus far. Seven of those came under the captaincy of Mushfiqur Rahim. If ever there was a case of numbers not revealing the complete picture, then this would be it. Despite leading his country's recent ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Area

Total 143,998 sq km
Land 130,168 sq km
Water 13,830 sq km

Climate

tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October)
Natural Resources

natural gas, arable land, timber, coal ;
Natural Hazards

droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season
Current Environmental Issues

many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land; waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water; water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides; ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic; intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country; soil degradation and erosion; deforestation; severe overpopulation

Demographics

Nationality
Bangladeshi
Population
163,654,860 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

In real terms Bangladesh's economy has grown 5.8% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, and slow implementation of economic reforms. Bangladesh remains a poor, overpopulated, and inefficiently-governed nation. Although more than half of GDP is generated through the service sector, 45% of Bangladeshis are employed in the agriculture sector with rice as the single-most-important product. Bangladesh's growth was resilient during the 2008-09 global financial crisis and recession. Garment exports, totaling $12.3 billion in FY09 and remittances from overseas Bangladeshis, totaling $11 billion in FY10, accounted for almost 12% of GDP. ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$311 billion (2012 est.); $293.3 billion (2011 est.); $275.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 25% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, jute, tea, wheat, sugarcane, potatoes, tobacco, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruit; beef, milk, poultry
Industries

jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, drugs and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity and natural gas