Coastal erosion caused by climate-induced rises in sea levels and intense tropical storms have already destroyed the homes of hundreds of Liberian families and put critical fisheries at risk. Nine of the country’s fifteen counties sit along the sea coast putting 60 per cent of the population at threat and causing tens of millions of US dollars damage by 2100.
Low-lying Buchanan was one of the first places to feel the impact. In 2008 20 houses were wiped away in the Bardor Wleh Town community. Many families were made homeless and some had to migrate to other nearby communities.
New Narratives’ Senior Reporter Eric Opa Doue has been in the Port City of Buchanan Reporting for ELBC
This story was a collaboration with New Narratives as part of the Climate Change Reporting Project. Funding was provided by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office and the American Jewish World Service.