Marshall Islands + 5 more

IOM El Nino and Drought Response - Overview of Assistance

Situation Report
Originally published


Republic of Marshall Islands


 February 03, 2016: RMI President H.E. Dr. Hilda Heine declares State of Emergency.

  • March 08, 2016: RMI President H.E. Dr. Hilda Heine declares State of Disaster.

  • April 27, 2016: U.S. President Barack Obama Declares Disaster in RMI.

Affected Populations

  • 21,000 people affected by severe drought conditions.

  • 1,257 households are affected on the outer islands and 5,195 households are affected in urban areas.
    Areas of cooperation:
    Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), supplemental food assistance, education, training and capacity building

Republic of Palau


  • March 22, 2016: Republic of Palau President H.E. Tommy E.
    Remengesau declares State of Emergency due to drought.
    Areas of cooperation:
    Technical assistance and capacity building

Affected Populations

  • Over 17,500 residents and guest workers, 5757 households (4264 urban and 1493 rural) affected by drought conditions.

  • Over 13,300 tourists affected by drought conditions.

Federated States of Micronesia

US Government USD 50,000 NZ Embassy USD100,000 Australian Aid USD90,000

Areas of cooperation: El Nino mitigation, water, technical assistance and training