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Bangladesh faces twin crises as coronavirus deals new blow to flood-battered nation


A family takes temporary shelter at the community clinic after the landfall of cyclone Amphan in Assasuni, Satkhira district, Bangladesh. Taken on 5 June 2020.

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Bangladesh is confronting a twin crisis of extreme weather disasters, and a pandemic that’s killed thousands so far.

In addition to battling its heaviest rainfall in recent years, the South Asian nation is also struggling to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has hampered recovery efforts and dealt a blow to job prospects.

The people who are most vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic are the same people who are “living on the front lines of climate change,” Afsari…


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