On the frontlines of climate change in Dominica

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People impacted by a hurricane in Dominica, in 2017

Russell Raymond, a 17-year-old reporter from Dominica, remembers the moment a hurricane ripped through his Caribbean island home in 2017. Check his photo essay on how climate change impacted his island and the life of its people. 

UNICEF teamed up with Fridays for Future to highlight young activists on the front lines of climate change, like Russell. Discover other climate activists and stories on how climate change is affecting young people today and the need for the world to keep to its commitment to limit warming to 1.5 degrees.

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September 27th 2017  Bath Road, Roseau, Dominica  A view of the landscape about two weeks post hurricane

September 27th 2017

Bath Road, Roseau, Dominica. A view of the landscape about two weeks post hurricane

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September 29th 2017  Cork Street, Roseau, Dominica  Not many vehicles could move around due to the roads being blocked off by debris  Walking became much more special

September 29th 2017

Cork Street, Roseau, Dominica. Not many vehicles could move around due to the roads being blocked off by debris, walking became much more special.

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September 29th 2017  Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard  We got soaked like a sponge  Citizens’ houses were uncovered and left bear with no roof to cover

September 29th 2017

Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard. We got soaked like a sponge. Citizens’ houses were uncovered and left bear with no roof to cover.

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October 3rd 2017  Roseau, Dominica  Our neighbouring islands as well as many other countries assisted Dominica in recovering

October 3rd 2017

Roseau, Dominica. Our neighbouring islands as well as many other countries assisted Dominica in recovering.

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Roseau Fire Station in Dominica. With inventory checked and everyone accounted for, the rebuilding could begin

October 3rd 2017

Roseau Fire Station. With inventory checked and everyone accounted for, the rebuilding could begin.

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March 5th 2020  The resilient people slowly built back and a sense of normalcy was established  The Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral which is still under renovation withstood the ravages of the storm  One might say the Lord protected his house

March 5th 2020

The resilient people slowly built back and a sense of normalcy was established. The Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral which is still under renovation withstood the ravages of the storm. One might say the Lord protected his house.

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June 6th 2020  Jimmit, Dominica  Sunsets had never looked so beautiful  While working on a HAM radio antenna with my dad I took this angular shot of the sunset through the wires

June 6th 2020

Sunsets in Jimmit, Dominica, had never looked so beautiful. While working on a HAM radio antenna with my dad I took this angular shot of the sunset through the wires.

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March 5th 2020  Roseau Cruise Ship Berth  Tourists were able to visit the island experience the beauty of the nature isle once again...until a few weeks after this photo was taken, when the cruise ship industry was put to a halt do to COVID-19

March 5th 2020

Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. Tourists were able to visit the island experience the beauty of the nature isle once again... until a few weeks after this photo was taken, when the cruise ship industry was put to a halt do to COVID-19.

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June 1st 2020  Jimmit, Dominica  All the greenery has been restored

June 1st 2020

All the greenery has been restored in Jimmit.

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June 26th 2020  Castle Bruce, Dominica  The fauna of the isle was as resilient as the citizens who live on the island  This hermit crab is nice and safe in its home

June 26th 2020

Castle Bruce, Dominica. The fauna of the isle was as resilient as the citizens who live there. This hermit crab is nice and safe in its home.

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