The sea is slowly taking over Liberia’s land. Rising global temperatures are melting ice caps causing sea levels to rise. Thousands of people have already lost their homes and livelihoods.
"FOR THE PEOPLE IN LIBERIA CLIMATE CHANGE IS A CATASTROPHIC REALITY. IT IS LITERALLY EATING UP THE GROUND FROM BENEATH THEIR FEET. PLUNGING THEM INTO AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE," says Stephen Rodrigues, UNDP Resident Representative, Liberia
Experts predict more than two hundred and thirty thousand people are at risk and more than two thousand square kilometres will be lost to the sea by the end of the century. In West Point in Monrovia 800 homes have already been lost. Houses and major roads and infrastructure - even the country’s premier hospitals – are threatened.
We look at what the government and international community are doing to help Liberians adapt. And we ask what Liberians can do for themselves.