Emergency Appeal for the People of the Solomon Islands
Save the Children NZ Launches an
Emergency Appeal for the People of the Solomon Islands.
Save the Children New Zealand has launched
an emergency appeal in response to the floods that have
devastated the Solomon Islands.
21 people are dead and
that number is expected to rise as dozens more are missing.
49, 000 people have been displaced and are living in
evacuation centres and other makeshift accommodation.
the Children will be distributing non-food items such as
blankets and tarpaulins from today, and is working with the
National Disaster Management Office to make sure aid gets to
where it’s needed most.
There are real concerns that
children will be badly affected by any outbreak of deadly
waterborne diseases and diarrhoea, as people rely on
rainwater for drinking.
Although the rain has stopped,
getting supplies to the affected areas is problematic as
bridges and roads were washed away, in what has been
described as the worst natural disaster to ever hit the
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