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Political Fortunes Rise, Fall After Natural Disasters

Fiji relocates villages vulnerable to natural disasters as part of Cyclone Winston rebuild

Fiji relocates villages vulnerable to natural disasters as part of Cyclone Winston rebuild

Fiji relocates villages vulnerable to natural disasters as part of Cyclone Winston rebuild

As Fiji continues to rebuild after Cyclone Winston devastated large parts of the country in February, entire villages are being relocated because of their vulnerability to natural disasters.  Forty-six communities have been marked for relocation and one of the first to undergo the process is Tukuraki on the northern side of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu.  The residents have suffered more than their fair share of disasters in recent years.  Many of the villages slated for relocation are in low-lying coastal areas that are vulnerable to rising sea levels and storm surges.  But Tukuraki is situated in the hills 30 minutes drive inland from the town of Ba. The reason for its relocation is a fatal landslide…

 

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