Second Pacific island declares a lack of drinking water

October 4. The island of Tokelau, New Zealand, with a population of about 1,400 people, no less than a week left without drinking water after a long drought, the appearance of which is accused of La Niña. A state of emergency was declared on Monday night, after a similar situation in the neighboring island of Tuvalu, with a population of at least 11,000 people. New Zealand Air Force plane sent to Tuvalu on Monday carrying containers of water and desalination plants. Other islands in the South Pacific also reported a lack of water. Source:

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