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Climate Change Refugees

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28 October 2013

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The effects of climate change on indigenous communities living on a sandy island in Papua New Guinea.

Nicholas Hakata, a local youth leader, explains that with sea level rise, he and his family have been surviving on fish and coconuts, and battling malaria-infected swamp mosquitoes. With doos aid ships coming twice a year, the relocation plans are slow. Hungry and frustrated, Islanders have set up their own relocation team and have begun the urgent tasks of moving their families closer to security.

Unitted Nations University (2012)

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