The United States will provide about SBD$590,000 dollars of assistance to people affected by the recent earthquakes in parts of the Western Province.

The US is giving the help through the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and the Solomon Islands Red Cross.

In announcing the assistance, U.S. Ambassador Teddy Taylor said they hope those affected by the disaster will be able to recover quickly.

He says the assistance is a gift from the American people to the people of Solomon Islands.

The USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance provides humanitarian assistance in response to disasters around the world.

It works with relief organizations in the affected country to provide emergency supplies directly to people at the grassroots level.

In 2009, the United States provided relief assistance to Solomon Islanders affected by severe flooding, and in 2007 to residents of Western and Choiseul Provinces hit by the earthquake and tsunami.