NZ responds to Solomons flooding
Hon Murray McCully
of Foreign Affairs
2014 Media Statement
NZ responds to Solomons
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has
announced an initial contribution of $300,000 to support
the immediate response to severe flooding in Solomon
“Heavy rain has caused flash flooding in
Honiara and reports are coming in of flooding in other parts
of Solomon Islands,” Mr McCully said.
“The death toll
is likely to rise and there appears to be significant damage
to homes and infrastructure.
“New Zealand will provide
$250,000 to agencies working on the ground in Solomon
Islands to help provide emergency relief supplies and
shelter to those affected by the flooding.
$50,000 in emergency funding has been released to our High
Commission to help address areas of immediate need
identified by the Solomon Islands Government.
“We are in
close contact with the local authorities in Honiara and
stand ready to provide further assistance as required,” Mr
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