Updated 8 May 2013, 10:30 AEST
There's no relief in sight for the drought affected region of the northern Marshall Islands.
And as the rain holds off conditions will only get worse.
An estimated 5,000 people in the northern atolls are experiencing severe drought conditions with an additional 11,000 people affected by crop loss due tio the lack of rain.
Drinking water is being rationed and there's no water for bathing or other domestic purposes.