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January 28, 2021
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Salamaua Climate Change

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Many coastal communities in Papua New Guinea are facing land shortages, with many suffering from the effects of climate change.

In the coastal outstation of Salamaua in Morobe, a portion of land on which their school and playground are located is already underwater.

Locals are now working with the government to address this concern.

The sea is gradually eating away the land, especially where Salamaua Local Level Government headquarters is located.

This area of land that used to accommodate a Primary School, has now been swallowed up by the rising sea. What is left now is a small piece of land about 30 to 40 meters in length.

Climate change in Salamaua is an everyday concern for the locals and community leaders. The effects of climate change are worsening.

Much of the land that can accommodate government services and village sustenance has disappeared.

The Governor for Morobe, Kelly Naru, when visiting the site last week, said this is a big concern and measures should be taken by the government to help manage this situation.



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