17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Hawwa Hassan, 55 years old. She has 8 sons and 19 nephews. As a mother and a grandmother she hopes that the government will works to save the future generations from the flooding of the islands.

According to data provided by the United Nations, the Maldivian islands, with an average of just half a meter above sea level, might be already partially submerged by water by the end of the century. It will be the first State in the world to disappear for the consequences of climate change.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Maldives
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © edoardo delille