Climate change brings food insecurity to Bangladesh’s Garo community

by Former USPG mission partner Peter Musgrave


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

The Garo people (the Mande [hill people]) are a vibrant ethnic minority group, and in the Northern Mymensingh district they form the backbone of the Church of Bangladesh. But they miss out on government assistance and are not included in human rights legislation because the government will not classify them as indigenous. (The Garo are categorised as aboriginal, with all the connotations of backwardness that that phrase implies.)

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