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'Last resort'

Ropate Valemei
Thursday, August 21, 2014

RELOCATION must be the last resort for communities threatened by climate change.

A workshop on climate change and relocation heard on Monday that communities must be made aware of vulnerability of villages before they made decisions on their security and future.

Marilyn Korovusere of the iTaukei Affairs Ministry said any village relocation must be communal and inclusive.

"Relocation must be the final option and we need to look first at building higher structures and food security," Ms Korovusere said in a statement.

"The community must be made fully aware of the issues related to any relocation from their current site.

"They must bear in mind the social and economic impact of their relocation."








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