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'We feel like hermit crabs': Myanmar's climate dispossessed

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Libby Hogan in Khindan

In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent.

On a stiflingly hot morning, Daw Mya Htay rolls up her longyi, a Burmese sarong, ready to wade into the sea.

“The well used to be the centre of our village,” Mya Htay says, grasping the side of a cement water well. But it no longer holds fresh water.

For the people of Khindan, the well is symbolic of their losing battle with the sea.

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