Tuvalu receives emergency grant to address severe drought situation

Posted on 24 November 2022

After the declaration of a Public Emergency on the 8th of November, The Asian Development Bank granted $4 Million (USD) to the Tuvalu Government, in an effort to relieve some of the extreme drought conditions the nation is facing.  

Asian Development Bank, Pacific Subregional Office spokesperson, Aaron Batten outlined how the consequences of the drought had severe ramifications on everyday life in Tuvalu. 

"The state of public emergency in Tuvalu triggered by historically low levels of rainfall underscores the compounding impacts of the climate crisis to Pacific Island countries. Even when rain returns to the affected areas, it could take up to 12 months for food crops to recover, resulting in continuing food insecurity."