Thousands of families might be left underwater in Pacific Islands

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  • 2015•12•02     Paris     Mehr News Agency

    About 75 percent of families living in the Pacific islands, threatened to disappear because of the rising level driven by climate change, currently lack the financial resources to migrate, a research revealed.

    The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU/EHS) and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) carried out a nationally representative household surveys on climate change and migration in the Pacific. The islands in the region are some of the world’s most vulnerable territories, where people are already experiencing the devastating effects of climate change, like more intense storms, sea level increase, the intrusion of salt water and drought.

    Read the article online here.