In Tokelau, a fight to reclaim homes from rising tides

While Tokelauan families with means have been able to repair their sections of the seawall, others unable to afford construction costs have been left adrift. Photo: RNZ Pacific/Mackenzie Smith

A SMALL 2-metre sea wall is all that protects Tokelau’s Fakaofo atoll from the rising tides, and waters already lap at its highest point. But there are gaps even in the tiny defence it offers Fale, Fakaofo’s main islet. In one corner, four huge concrete blocks have fallen on their side and lie useless as […]

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