In Manila, many slum-dwellers live close to the coastline, in constant fear of flooding. Sea levels are rising, making the problem worse. Now, new houses have been built, subsidized by the state, to protect people from flooding.
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.
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.
Climate advocacy group "350" has organized international protests to coincide with UN talks in Bangkok. American delegates have reportedly been stonewalling climate talks despite withdrawing from the landmark Paris deal.
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