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Climate change threatens Draubuta village

February 19, 2019 4:40 pm

Climate change is fast becoming a reality and some villages in Fiji are facing the harsh consequences of losing their homes.

Draubuta village in the interior of Navosa is a classic example where some houses are almost submerged by sand.

While visiting the village, Infrastructure Minister Jone Usamate says it was shocking to see the wrath of Mother Nature in the village.

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“It’s quite a bit shocking to see the extent of the damage here we saw that some houses were almost submerged by the sand but I am glad to hear that the government agencies have been here.”

During his visit, Usamate held a talanoa session with the villagers who voiced their concerns and fear.

The 16 families from the village who were displaced after continuous rainfall in the past three weeks will soon have a new home.

The Rural Development Ministry has confirmed that a piece of land has been identified and talks are underway to relocate the families.

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