Sunday, 15 April 2007 8:01 PM

Relief supplies flown to disaster areas

Most of the relief supplies stored at the Honiara domestic airport have been sent to Western and Choiseul Province.

Most of the relief supplies stored at the Honiara domestic airport have been sent to Western and Choiseul Province.

A spokesman from the National Disaster Council stated that at least 70% of the supplies have been sent. "We are very pleased that some of the pain and anguish caused by the tsunami can be eased by the supplies"

Two overseas Non Government Organizations - Oxfam and Save the Children Australia were largely involved in the supply and distribution of drinking water and camps for survivors in affected areas.

Meanwhile, the makeshift hospital on Gizo Hill top has been relocated to one wing of Gizo hospital after continuous heavy rain.

The spokesman also confirmed that anesthetics equipments were delivered to Munda hospital to assist in urgent medical requirements there.

Meanwhile, the people of Ranongga and Simbo Islands have acknowledged the support of Don Bosco Technical Institute in Honiara for the support they have received following the disaster which struck their homes two weeks ago. It has been reported that at least $80,000 was raised by the Don Bosco institute.

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