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Esata, six, eating a dry fish while sitting with her family in their home. Her mother says: 'Every high tide water comes to our house. Many families already moved, only three houses left. We are almost the last people that stay in this area. Soon the ocean will force us to leave this place.' The country's government says Tebunginako is a 'barometer for what Kiribati can expect in the future'. Since the 1970s the village's residents have seen the sea levels rise and eventually erosion has meant that a major part of the village has had to be abandoned.