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Help for villagers

Torika Tokalau
Friday, April 11, 2014

VILLAGERS of Vunisinu and Nalase in Rewa are grateful for the climate change adaptation activities that will improve their lives.

Through a project by USAID's Coastal Community Adaptation Project, the two villages will receive infrastructure support for their drainage management system.

Vunisinu Village headman Rusiate Bebenisala said this would reduce the potential for flooding to the community's cassava, vegetable and coconut crops.

"The 55 families living in Vunisinu and Nalase were grateful when we heard that USAID was coming in to help our communities," Mr Bebenisala said.

Vunisinu and Nalase are situated in a low-lying areas that is at risk of flooding during high tide and heavy rainfall.

Without assistance, the communities are in danger of experiencing more frequent and worsening flood scenarios in the coming decades, as climate change effects become more pronounced.

USAID Philippines and Pacific Islands mission director Gloria Steele said USAID's assistance would significantly increase the climate change resilience of the villages.








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