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Tuvalu drought likely to cause food shortage

October 11, 2011

Over 6 months without rain.

Full Article at http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=63516

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.

Full Article at http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=63516

Also More Detail: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39996&Cr=tuvalu&Cr1=

And: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15210568

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