Wawan, his wife and three children have lived in the village all their lives. The family doesn’t want to move away and abandon their home. (Syarina Hasibuan/Al Jazeera)
Bekasi, Indonesia – Rising sea levels have forced people to leave their homes in four villages located in Bekasi, on the Indonesian island of West Java. Those who have remained face difficult living conditions.
Pantai Bahagia village, located about one kilometre from the sealine is the most affected by the rising sea. Nearly 80 percent of the population here have felt the effect of the encroaching sea waters. The water level rises ever higher with each passing year. Every high tide brings the sea into their homes.
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