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Fiji will accept climate change refugees: AG

Posted On: Thursday, 2 November 2017

SUVA, 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (FBC NEWS) --- Fiji is one of the first countries that will accept people as refugees into the country to give them refugee status if they don’t have anywhere else to go.

This was the statement from Fiji’s Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who says that these are for Pacific island countries that can be submerged completely underwater due to the effects of climate change.

“We’ve already had three villages in Fiji that have been moved to higher ground because of engorging waters. Entire villages have been moved to higher ground, it means that schools have been moved to higher grounds, it means they need to find alternative forms of livelihood.”

Meanwhile, President Jioji Konrote earlier said that Fiji promises to provide a home for Tuvaluans if their island goes underwater in the future....PACNEWS

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