The Indus River Delta has shaped lives and livelihoods in Keti Bandar, a once-prosperous fishing port where the impacts of climate change and debt in a global, fishery-based economy are pervasive.
Many young adults reported feeling a strong connection with Keti Bandar, and a sense of peace and safety there.
Migration – both internal and international – is not a widespread occurrence, nor an aspiration. The majority of young adults (95%) expected to stay in Keti Bandar in the next five years.
Keti Bandar had been experiencing internal in-migration, increasingly from nearby islands that became uninhabitable due to rising sea levels.