About Monpura

COAST Trust with the support of UNICEF have been implementing a project named “Children on Frontline: Advocacy and Adaptation on the impact of Climate Change” in Manpura upzila under Bhola district and from the month of October 2016. Manpura Island is under the process of erosion and the total area gradually decreased from 148.15 sq.km to 113.71 sq.km respectively.  According to several studies, total land loss of Manpura Island is 34.44 sq.km. For last 37 years and major erosion took place on the northern shore line. The island also lost its 400 hectares of land in its southern extremity over the historic period. Being as a majority, children are more vulnerable than the adults and they have the fresh courage to stand up against it as well.

In Manpura every family has a record of some kind of migration or relocation of their household(s) in last two generations. Some families have moved six to seven times due to this erosion. On an average every family have moved on 5.3 times in their lifespan. 15% from Hajirhat of Manpura have found to be migrated permanently years unions. Comparative study of the years 1973, 1980, 1989, 1997 and 2010 revealed that Manpura island is under the process of erosion and the total area gradually decreased from 148.15 sq.km, 132.11 sq.km, 128.90 sq.km, 120.89 sq.km to 113.71 sq. km respectively.