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For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

For climate migrants, dignity matters as much as safety

Some time ago, a poor community migrated to India’s national capital, New Delhi, from a village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, after a massive flood destroyed their homes and livelihoods.  The community found a place for themselves in the flood plains of Yamuna River, in the suburbs of New Delhi. Today the small community is dangerously exposed not only to flood risks, but also to snake bites, winter chills and other health hazards. They live in huts made of wood, tin sheets and a mud floor. They cultivate leased small patch of lands in the floodplain to make a living…

 

Fiji village relocated following disasters

Devastation of Cyclone Winston, followed by the storm surge left little standing and intact in Nasau Village on Koro Island, Fiji, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AAP Image/Joseph Hing, UNICEF)

Devastation of Cyclone Winston, followed by the storm surge left little standing and intact in Nasau Village on Koro Island, Fiji, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AAP Image/Joseph Hing, UNICEF)

A Fiji village that was battered by a landslide in 2012, slammed by that year’s Cyclone Evan and then again by Cyclone Winston, is being relocated.  A ground breaking ceremony is being held today at the relocated site of Tuturaki village which was destroyed by the triple disasters.  Tuturaki was inland from Lautoka on Viti Levu and is being moved further into the island’s interior.  The initiative of Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office will cost $US289,000 dollars and is being implemented by the Pacific Community.  The European Union has also backed the project.  It is the first community in the Western Division to be relocated as part of the programme to strengthen resilience to disaster for the people of Fiji…

 

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