Climate change threatens Serua villages

June 20, 2024 12:52 pm

Villages in Serua are increasingly concerned that climate change could severely impact their land and traditional burial sites.

Navutulevu village leader, Uraia Ratulevu, emphasized they  are vulnerable because they are situated near the coastline.

Ratulevu says the people of Navutulevu continue to do everything to protect their village while waiting for assistance from relevant authorities.

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“The recent flooding has severely impacted our community. Almost everything was swept away by the floodwaters, including the cassava from our farms. These are some of the challenges we are currently facing. Therefore, we are seeking assistance from the relevant authorities to help rebuild the bridge and either widen the river next to our village or create a new one to address this issue effectively.”

Similarly, Vunaniu Village Leader Ratu Keni Bukarau highlights that flooding remains a significant issue for his community.

He adds that many villages in the Serua province are susceptible to the adverse effects of climate change.