Guna Yala is an autonomous indigenous region of Panama with a population of around 30,000 people. Guna Yala consists of a archipelago of 365 islands (the majority of which are uninhabited) and a strip of mainland.

Due to the rising sea level the chances of storm surges and flooding have increased dramatically over the years. Therefore life becomes risky in some of the overpopulated islands. The government planned to evacuate the first four islands in 2013, but the funds to do so disappeared and the people still remain where they are.

When people will relocate they will have to learn to become farmers, whereas now they work primarily as fishermen.

It’s believed that the islands could be underwater in 20 – 30 years with the current rise.

Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Guna Yala, Panama, sealevel rise
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Panama