First climate change refugees relocated -Fiji

First climate change refugees move inland into new homes in Fiji

VILLAGERS of Vunidogoloa in Cakaudrove in the island of Vanua Levu will move into their new homes inland. Vunidogoloa is the first village to be relocated under the climate change programme.


The government has spent about $879,000 on the relocation project. The cost includes the construction of the 30 houses, fish ponds and copra drier, farms and other projects. It is to help the villagers earn an income while living in their new village.

The effect of climate change has resulted in seawater flowing into the village compound during high tide.