Torres Strait Islands

The Torres Strait Islands are also extremely vulnerable. They’re located between Australia and Papua New Guinea and consist of more than a hundred islands with a population of around 7,000.

The United Nations declared the approximately 100 residents of Tegua, part of the Torres Strait Islands, the first climate-change refugees in 2005. These residents had to be relocated further inland on the island after the rising sea repeatedly swamped their homes

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