Marshall Islands officials say it could be years before the water table and food crops recover in the islands' drought-affected north. Tony de Brum, assistant minister to the Marshalls president, has told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat he is nearly 70 years old and does not remember a season like the current one.
"The elders tell us that there have been droughts like this before, but I don't think anybody has ever seen it where it's it's so wet," he said.
"The problem here has been with the flooding from the swells that have come in from the south."So we have a situation with extremely dry drought up north, and extremely wet floods down south. Very weird weather."
Northern communities have been receiving water and food after a long drought which has resulted in salinity affecting potable water.
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