Panama becomes first nation to evacuate island community over climate impact

Jun 11, 2024

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The Central American country of Panama has become the first island nation to evacuate its island due to climate change.

Approximately 300 indigenous Guna families residing on Gardi Sugdub, an island in the Caribbean, are being forced to leave their ancestral home as rising sea levels threaten their existence.

Authorities are giving the community keys to new homes on the mainland of Carti Sugtupu.

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