Echoes of an eco crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar

When Pope Francis visits Myanmar and Bangladesh he will have a chance to see firsthand the huge environmental challenges that threaten the wellbeing of tens of millions of people. Here we look at how frequent natural disasters and environmental abuses have made both Bangladesh and Myanmar vulnerable to exploitation and impacted people who live there. 

[…] The Middle Kingdom is also building dams across the region’s rivers for hydroelectricity and two of Southeast Asia’s major waterways alongside the Mekong —the Irrawaddy and Salween— both run through Myanmar. 

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