As the drought condition persists in the northern islands, there Johnson explained that the situation although dire have not spread outside of the northern region compared to past drought events.
Relief donors are still focusing on delivering freshwater and providing water-making units to drought affected populations, but food supply problems are rising.
Food supply will be addressed for the long term once relief donors provide the needed water supply reports Johnson.
He revealed that relief donors would be in the Marshall Islands for at least 6 months providing assistance.
Johnson further added that although rice ran out last week, stores have since re-stocked shelves.
Rainfalls predicated in July will reportedly provide some relief to affected islands.