Drue: The Fijian village caught between a rock and a hard place

By Ruben Vulawalu. Photos: Ethan Gabriel.

In the Fijian village of Drue in Kadavu, locals face a life-changing decision: to remain at the mercy of the rising ocean, or move their entire community to higher ground.

Sixty-three-year-old stroke survivor Miriama Katawalu is confined to a wheelchair.

When a powerful tropical cyclone struck her village in 2018, she says she felt abandoned.

"One day before Cyclone Keni struck, I was alone at home. No-one came to check on my wellbeing. When the winds started to intensify . . .

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