Solomons floods 2014

Flooding hits the Solomon Islands

Tens of thousands of people in and around Honiara were left homeless by flash flooding and heavy rains that hit the Solomon Islands in April 2014. Your donations not only enabled Oxfam to act swiftly to provide emergency assistance, but they also helped people to rebuild their means of earning a living.

In consultation with Solomon Islands government and other NGOs, Oxfam launched an immediate response to the floods, including assessing damage and providing technical expertise to evacuation centre management. We distributed hygiene kits to help prevent the spread of disease, as well as emergency food, cooking equipment, Jerrycans for water, tarpaulins for shelter,and and mosquito nets to fend off a spike in malaria from a waterlogged landscape.

We have also helped people to rebuild their livelihoods by providing garden tools and seeds, training and support.

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In consultation with Solomon Islands government and other NGOs, Oxfam launched an immediate response to the floods, including assessing damage and providing technical expertise to evacuation centre management. - See more at: http://www.oxfam.org.nz/what-we-do/emergencies/solomons-floods-2014/Solomons-floods-three-months-on#sthash.VJuuN1tP.dpuf

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