For more than a decade coastal erosion has devastated the lives of people in Liberia’s nine coastal counties. 10,000 people have had to move. Livelihoods of those who depend on the sea have been upended.
The government, along with the United Nations Development Program, has been building a series of coastal defences – to hold back the sea. It started in Buchanan and followed up in Kru Town.
The third phase has now kicked off in West Point. The so-called Monrovia Metropolitan Climate Resilience Project will help protect 250,000 people who’ve watched more than 800 homes washed into the sea already. As Anthony Stephens reports, that has pleased the people there.
This story was a collaboration with New Narratives as part of the Climate Change and Land Rights Reporting Project. Funding was provided by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office and the American Jewish World Service.