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Household Vulnerability and Migration due to Climate Change in the Sundarbans Delta, India

Sonu Tewari

Abstract


The climate crisis has been getting worse in the Indian part of the Sundarbans in recent years, forcibly displacing people from their land and homestead, amplifying the everyday risks they confront, and aggravating their pre-existing socioeconomic vulnerabilities. Migration is one of the key strategies used by families to deal with these risks. This article uses a qualitative approach to understand the lived experience of family members coping with climate-related displacements. The findings indicate that climate-related displacements alter the power relations between family members, enabling them to take on challenging and changing roles and responsibilities that help them to cope with climate change and disaster-related displacements.

Keywords:migration, forced displacement, climate change, disaster risks, family
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10.32444/IJSW.2022.83.4.535-550


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