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Effects of Riverbank Erosion on Livelihood

Riverbank erosion is one of the most unpredictable and critical type of disasters that takes into account the quantity of rainfall, soil structure, river morphology, topography of river and adjacent areas, and floods. Such calamity took tolls less in lives but more in livelihood as agricultural land and homesteads along with other livelihood options that are evacuated. The study was conducted in the most vulnerable regions of Bangladesh (i.e., Kapasia Union of Gaibandha District, and Kazipur and Khasrajbari Union of Sirajganj District) due to riverbank erosion. The study tried to find out the effects of riverbank erosion on livelihood and its associated displacement. The study employed both primary and secondary data sources to find out the effects.