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Rising sea levels threaten UNESCO site in Senegal

Saint Louis, a UNESCO heritage site, home to more than 300 years of colonial history, is under threat from rising sea levels.

The island of Saint Louis in Senegal was listed in 2000 as a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it has since fallen into disrepair.

Without urgent intervention, more than 300 years of colonial history could be lost as rising sea levels gradually swallow up the city.

Now, hundreds of climate migrants are on the move.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports.