Marshall Islands

Republic of the Marshall Islands Drought Situation Report No.8 (27 March to 09 April 2016)

Situation Report
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  • RMI Drought Immediate and Near Response Plan endorsed by Cabinet on 3rd March 2016.

  • Her Excellency President Dr. Hilda Heine has extended the RMI State of Drought Disaster on 6th April 2016

  • Response efforts coordinated through the National Emergency Operation Center.

Funding and Contributions

The total funding requirement outlined in the RMI Response Plan is estimated at $8.9 million. A significant funding gap of an estimated $8.9 million remains to meet the immediate and near-term needs identified in the plan. International assistance is required and requested, as the RMI Government does not have the financial or logistical capacity to address the full scale of needs associated with the drought.

Approximately 21,000 people across RMI are in need of WASH assistance, while more than 4,700 face moderate to severe food shortages.

Based on inputs from the RMI Emergency Operations Center, the following table illustrates funding requirements across the four RMI Drought Clusters.