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Tuvalu drought likely to cause food shortage

October 11, 2011

Over 6 months without rain.

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The New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister says a critical shortage of water in Tuvalu is having a severe impact on crops, with a likelihood of a food shortage occurring.

The Defence Force has flown two desalination units, water containers, Foreign Affairs staff and Red Cross workers to Tuvalu, where there’s a state of emergency due to the lack of water.

The Minister, Murray McCully says New Zealand may be required to provide more aid to Tuvalu as the drought continues.

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