In memoriam: Journalist AZM Anas

The New Humanitarian is saddened to note the passing of journalist AZM Anas, who has contributed freelance reporting on climate change and other issues in Bangladesh since 2018.

Anas died of cardiac arrest on 16 March, according to colleagues and his employer, The Financial Express, where he worked as economics editor. He was 45. We extend our condolences to his family, including his wife and two children, and to his friends and colleagues.

In 2019, Anas was awarded the UN Correspondents Association’s top prize for climate change journalism for a series of TNH stories exploring the impacts of disasters and climate change in his native Bangladesh:

How dire climate displacement warnings are becoming a reality in Bangladesh

Scientists say climate change was behind floods that wracked the northeast in 2017. Years later, rice farmers are abandoning their land.

Why landslides in Bangladesh’s former conflict zone are becoming deadlier

Indigenous knowledge has helped hill tract communities adapt to disaster threats, but rapid urbanisation and climate change are fuelling new risks.

Bangladesh’s disappearing river lands

Erosion is quietly changing the country’s landscape and uprooting communities, but plans to address the problem aren’t keeping pace with climate threats.

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