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Mama Ice: Finding Solutions for Survival

Sofice Lithik smiled kindly when we met at her home in Oeseli Village of Rote Ndao Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). The 49-year-old seaweed farmer invited us to sit in the courtyard of her house, which had just been repaired following damage caused by hurricane Seroja. "In the front yard of the house there was a Siwalan tree and banyan tree,” she explained, pointing to the garden, now virtually empty. “But when the storm hit, the trees fell and landed in the living room". Thousands of houses in Rote Ndao Regency suffered a similar fate when the tropical cyclone Seroja hit Indonesia's southern shores in early April.

6920: Implementation of the Arafura and Timor Seas Regional and National Strategic Action Programs

25 Mar 2022