Monday, 7 April 2014 9:47 AM

Thousands Displaced by Floods

At the latest count today, 7,091 residents had been registered in nine of the evacuation centres in Honiara.

Food levels at the evacuation centres are at a critical low, according to reports NEOC has received.

“Food, water, clothing, and toiletries are also needed urgently. Sanitation has also become a concern in the evacuation centres, due to lack of water supply,” NEOC said in a statement.

The NDMO is coordinating and distributing disaster relief support to evacuation centres in conjunction with the Red Cross, Oxfam, Save the Children, the Honiara City Council Emergency Operation Centre and the Internally Displaced Persons welfare cluster.

The Pacific Humanitarian Team is preparing to deploy teams to support the relief effort around the country.

NEOC, Honiara City Emergency Operation Centre, and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Operation Centre (POC) have been on full-on activation mode since Friday, and will continue to be operational on a 24-hour basis.

 

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