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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pacific's Marshall Islands facing drought emergency

Pacific's Marshall Islands facing drought emergency
Majuro (AFP) Marshall Islands (AFP) May 8, 2013 -
A drought has left areas of the Marshall Islands facing "dire" water shortages with aid agencies scrambling to ship relief to affected communities, officials in the Pacific nation said Wednesday. With almost no rainfall since late last year on some of the northern islands, the government this week issued a disaster declaration as villages began rationing water to preserve supplies. "We'v ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Pacifics_Marshall_Islands_facing_drought_emergency_999.html

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