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Marshalls wants world to know climate change is affecting severe drought

Marshalls wants world to know climate change is affecting severe drought

Updated 19 June 2013, 11:14 AEST

The Marshall Islands government says it wants to send a clear message to the world's major carbon emitting nations.

As the country continues to endure a prolonged and unseasonal drought, Foreign Minister Phillip Muller is calling on the international community to increase their aid to a crisis he believes is climate-induced. And it seems some are listening to the immediate circumstances, with the United States and the UN recently announcing they will increase their aid to the northern atolls. Relief organisations have boosted water availability via water-making units, but food supply and crop security remain an issue.

Presenter: Tom Maddocks

Phillip Muller, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands

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