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Kairuku villages suffer from food and water shortage

Most of their water wells are drying up and food gardens are not producing enough as food crops are dying out.

Lui Sileh from Pinu village said even the swamp located in the outskirts of the village does not have any more fish with the water level dropping.

“There was always enough fish from the swamp to last us for two days but now we catch enough for only one meal."

“Most of the villagers are now resorting to the big creek to find fish but it is also drying up."