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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- Solomons floods: three months on - July 2014
When disastrous flooding hit the Solomon Islands, your donations helped provide emergency assistance and continue to help people rebuild their means of earning a living.
The tragic deaths of 18 children from extreme diarrhoea in the Solomon Islands are a stark reminder that while floodwaters have subsided, the impact of the disaster remains life threatening and the need for a rapid, coordinated response essential.
There is growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region