Turning the tide on climate change
The small remote islands in the south pacific are just one place where families like Gelani’s are already experiencing the effects of climate change in their daily lives. Once with an abundance of fish, islanders are now struggling to maintain their livelihoods. And warmer sea water means families are witnessing water advancing up the shoreline, erosion bringing down trees, and communities desperately moving further inland.
For families like Gelani’s, this is their new normal. A world where hope is in short supply and maybe the only option left is an unaffordable move to The Solomon Islands mainland. Where they will struggle to build a livelihood, provide for their children’s education, and face the risk of becoming marginalised citizens.
"I don't want to leave the island because all my friends are here," says Gelani, 4.
World Vision is working with young people across the Solomon Islands, to empower them with information, education and leadership skills, so they can have a chance to prosper economically and have more choices for their future.
Please pray and act to help communities like Gelani’s turn the tide for climate change.