“Military planes from Australia
& New Zealand
will fly a large desalination unit to Tuvalu's main island of Funafuti.
has already flown smaller units to Tuvalu but its foreign minister said more capacity was needed.
Tuvalu has declared a state of emergency
over the shortage, caused by the La Nina weather
... Earlier this week, the Tuvalu Red Cross warned that water supplies in some areas - including outlying islands - could run out within days.
Neighbouring Tokelau has also declared a state of emergency
over a water shortage. A US coast guard vessel is on its way to the tiny three-atoll territory with 36,000 gallons of fresh water....”
More ➥ BBC News - Australia, New Zealand in airlift to drought-hit Tuvalu
And ➥ BBC News - South Pacific water shortage hits Tokelau