Many slum dwellers in Manila live in constant fear of flooding. Their homes are often right at the water's edge. Rising sea levels make the problem worse. Now they are being relocated.
Residents of mountainous and coastal regions in dozens of provinces have been evacuated as the country braces for its 20th typhoon this year. Manila's international airport will close on Tuesday as a precaution.
Reports about faulty preparations, coordination mishaps and photos of unfinished facilities for the Southeast Asian Games have raised questions about the mismanagement of the $146-million (€132-million) budget.
Many slum dwellers in the Philippine capital Manila live in constant fear of flooding. Now their shelters, often located near water, are to be cleared away as part of the city's flood management plans.
Rising sea levels are eating away at Senegal's sandy coast - and the poorest are the first to suffer. Many coastal dwellers are losing their homes and livelihoods. But neither they nor the state can stop the tides.
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