Papua New Guinea is the eastern part of the island New Guinea and consists of numerous offshore islands. Although the population is only just over 6 million, more then 800 languages are spoken.
The offshore islands are under direct threat of the rising sea levels, among them are the Carteret atolls. The situation is so urgent that people are starting to evacuate themselves to Bougainville, a bigger island some 60 miles away. The government promised to coordinate the relocation and pay for it, but so far nothing has happened.
There is no food on the Carterets anymore due to the seawater intrusion, which disables people from growing crops, and there are no wells available with drinking water.