Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013

Marshall Islands: Drought Emergency declared

Government has declared drought emergency in Marshall Islands following a severe drought in the northern Marshall Islands. Wotje Atoll, the northern Marshall Islands region has experienced zero rainfall on several of the previous months.

Ujae, Lae, Wotho, Lib, Namo, Ailuk, Mejit, Wotje, Aur, Enewetak, Maloelap, Ebeye, and Likiep areas are severely affected by the drought, Yokwe mentions.

Drought recommendation notice was passed by disaster preparedness committee and signed by President.

Government officials will be soon dispatched to drought-affected areas with drought relief materials.

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is located in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 26, 2013