An aerial view of the coastline in Port Vila, Vanuatu in 2019. Satellite data show the sea level has risen about 6mm per year around Vanuatu since 1993, a rate nearly twice the global average, while temperatures have been increasing since 1950. Photo: Getty Images
An aerial view of the coastline in Port Vila, Vanuatu in 2019. Satellite data show the sea level has risen about 6mm per year around Vanuatu since 1993, a rate nearly twice the global average, while temperatures have been increasing since 1950. Photo: Getty Images

Climate ‘tragedy’: Vanuatu to relocate ‘dozens’ of villages in next two years

  • The Pacific nation has rehoused its people away from a flood-prone coastal area in 2005 and after a volcanic eruption in 2017
  • Vanuatu is one of the countries most susceptible to natural disasters like earthquakes, storm damage, flooding and tsunamis, according to the annual World Risk Report

An aerial view of the coastline in Port Vila, Vanuatu in 2019. Satellite data show the sea level has risen about 6mm per year around Vanuatu since 1993, a rate nearly twice the global average, while temperatures have been increasing since 1950. Photo: Getty Images
An aerial view of the coastline in Port Vila, Vanuatu in 2019. Satellite data show the sea level has risen about 6mm per year around Vanuatu since 1993, a rate nearly twice the global average, while temperatures have been increasing since 1950. Photo: Getty Images
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