🌏 Jacinda Ardern's Moving Farewell Speech, People In Fiji Are Being Forced To Leave Their Islands Due To Rising Sea Levels, And More

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Villager elders on Fiji’s Serua Island always believed they would die on prized land where their chiefs are buried.

But faced with rising sea levels that are swallowing their land, the community has had to make the painful decision to leave behind their land, history and culture.

38-year-old village resident Semisi Madanawa told Reuters that the villagers have been experiencing sea levels that are getting higher than before and reaching the village.

Climate change has brought about flooding, erosion and extreme weather, which are devastating their homes.

Without adequate ways to adapt to the rising sea levels, villagers have been forced to relocating to the main Fiji island in the hopes of securing a future for the next generation.

On Wednesday March 29, the UN passed a resolution calling on the International Court of Justice – or ICJ – to issue a legal opinion on climate change and human rights.

“Climate change is not an abstract issue but a reality for us [in the Pacific Islands],” Cynthia Houniuhi, the president of the Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change, which started the initiative, told Almost.

Also Happening Around The World

🇮🇷 Two women in Iran have been attacked by a man who threw a tub of yogurt on them for allegedly not covering their hair properly. The women were then arrested for breaking Iran’s mandatory hijab law.

🇵🇱 🇬🇧 A 21-year-old Polish woman who gained widespread attention for claiming she is the missing British toddler Madeleine McCann has got her DNA results back, and the results are negative.

Former New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a moving farewell speech on her last day in parliament, cementing her legacy as one of the country's most iconic leaders.

The 42-year-old made the surprise announcement that she was resigning in January after five and a half years in the role.

In a wide-ranging, emotional speech on Wednesday April 5, Ardern spoke about her time as prime minister, the challenges and the accomplishments she was proud of, encouraging others to pursue a career in politics and leadership.

A video of a cat “participating” in a Ramadan prayer has gone viral on social media, and it is winning people’s hearts.

In the video, the cat was seen jumping onto Sheikh Walid Mehsas while he was leading the evening Ramadan prayer, Taraweeh, at a mosque in Bordj Bou Arreridj in Algeria.

Appearing undisturbed, Mehsas gently patted the cat with his right hand as the cat proceeded to climb on his shoulder and tried to kiss him.

Mehsas kept his eyes closed throughout the whole process and continued his recital.

The cat then hopped off Mehsas and wandered around the mosque.

More Good News For Your Week

🇹🇼 A Taiwanese metro worker sang for passengers waiting to board the train after a concert, and it’s incredibly wholesome.

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