In Maluku, APIK works in two landscapes: Ambon-Lease Islands (including Ambon city and Central Maluku district) and Aru Islands landscape.
In Maluku, climate change is aggravating livelihood insecurity and producing shifts in labor patterns –from fishing to farming (and back) as well as from rural work to urban employment. In recent years, unpredictable and extreme weather, winds, and tides have run contrary to expected patterns. Concerning disaster risk, the remoteness of Maluku represents a key challenge to preparedness for and responding to natural disasters. In the small island context, hydrometeorological hazards that can cause erosion and landslides or forest fires can have more pervasive impacts given the challenges posed by disaster response capacity and timing.
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