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Obama declares disaster as Marshall Islands suffers worst-ever drought

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The Marshall Islands were one of the most vocal nations calling for a 1.5C limit to the global temperature increase at the Paris climate talks last year. Photograph: Alamy

The declaration will allow FEMA to provide emergency relief to the archipelago, which received just a quarter of its usual rainfall during November to February

April 28, 2016 — Barack Obama has declared the severe drought in the Marshall Islands a disaster, opening the way for emergency US funding for the Pacific island nation.  Continue reading Obama declares disaster as Marshall Islands suffers worst-ever drought