Kiribati, is in talks with Fiji’s military government to buy up to 5,000 acres of land in order to relocate the 102,697 people that live in his country. Kiribati is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia and is made up of 32 low-lying atolls and one raised island. Most of its population has already moved to one island, Tarawam, after the rest of their land disappeared beneath the ocean.
Villagers on the island of Abaiang had to relocate their village, called Tebunginako, because of rising seas and erosion. They are standing in the sea where their village, which consisted of about 100 homes, used to be.