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Panama: Key Services Lacking at Climate Relocation Site

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Aerial view of houses for the new community where the residents of Gardi Sugdub will be transferred in Kuna Yala, Panama, October 12, 2023. © 2023 Adri Salido/Getty Images The Panamanian government has not provided needed facilities for the Guna Indigenous community to relocate from their flood-prone island to a safer site. If immediate action is not taken, this case could be an example of what can go wrong when community needs are not front and center in climate-related relocations. Panama needs rights-respecting, community-led relocation policy as climate change accelerates.…

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