King tides swamp Marshall Islands


, Marshall Islands

in March 2014

03/03/14 – Marshall Islands floods

King tides overwhelmed the Marshall Islands on 3 March, causing over a thousand people to be evacuated from their homes in the capital of Majuro and neighbouring islands.

The low-lying islands are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, with some of the coast sitting just 30cm above sea level. Some residents are already thinking about longer term displacement to other parts of the islands as strong tides become more frequent and intense, causing damage to the shoreline.


Missy Stults

Missy Stults

June 2011
Luc Gnacadja

Luc Gnacadja

September 2009
Philipp Hauser

Philipp Hauser

December 2010
Volker Liebig

Volker Liebig

January 2010
Harry Verhaar

Harry Verhaar

December 2009
Lili Fuhr

Lili Fuhr

December 2010