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Solomon Islands flood victims demand land

More than one thousand people are still living in the evacuation centers after April's flash floods. Some people say they will not leave until the government comes through with its promise to resettle them.

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Honiara evacuation centre closures delayed two months after Solomon Islands floods

Solomon Islands disaster officials have delayed plans to close the remaining evacuation centres, which were opened after the April floods.

Solomon Islands disaster officials have delayed plans to close the remaining evacuation centres, which were opened after the April floods.

Solomon Islands' National Disaster Council director Loti Yates told Pacific Beat the council has been given until June 21 to clear the remaining centres.

He says the closures were delayed by budgetary problems, but he expects NDC operations to be back on schedule soon.

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Health Ministry responds to nationwide diarrhoea outbreak

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has declared a nationwide diarrhoea outbreak.

Outbreaks of diarrhoea have affected over one thousand people and have resulted in at least 16 deaths in young children in the past two weeks.

These outbreaks have been reported in six provinces, including Guadalcanal, Western Province, Choiseul, Malaita, Central and Makira.

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Sri Lanka + 7 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 10 - 16 June 2014

Following flash floods and landslides caused by above average monsoon rains in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre reports 27 deaths, nine injuries and 104,000 people affected.

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 10 (as of 12 June 2014)

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Support for Solomon Islands infrastructure following the floods

12 June 2014

The Australian Government is providing a further $2 million to help the Solomon Islands rebuild key infrastructure following the devastating floods that hit Honiara in April this year.

The funding comes on top of the Australian Government’s $3 million emergency flood assistance package to provide immediate humanitarian relief to the people affected by the disaster.

The floods caused major damage to roads and bridges in and around Honiara, cutting communities off from services, markets, employment and each other.

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Rotavirus claims more in Solomons

Save the Children in Solomon Islands says two more children have died from rotavirus in the past week in Western Province.

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24 cases of leprosy confirmed in Solomon Islands

Save the Children in Solomon Islands says there's an outbreak of leprosy affecting 24 people living in displaced people's centres in Honiara.

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Flood victims threaten revenge as Honiara evacuation centres close due to lack of funds

Threats against emergency staff as they encourage flood victims go back to their home provinces.

Flood victims in Solomon Islands have issued threats against disaster management staff as tension mounts over the plan to close evacuation centres this weekend.

Emergency authorities are running out of funds and are encouraging 1,500 people still living in the centres to return to their home provinces.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 4 - 11 June

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Solomon Islands flood victims given assurances Honiara evacuation centres not closing

Flood victims in Solomon Islands say they've been given assurances they won't be forced out of government-run emergency shelters in Honiara.

About 1,500 people are still being housed in the evacuation centres after April's deadly flash floods which killed at least 21 people and left thousands homeless.

The Solomon Islands Government has denied local media reports that the flood centres will be closed this weekend.

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Declaration : Sixieme session de la Plateforme oceanienne pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe ; La voie a suivre, vers un developpement resilient aux risques climatiques et aux catastrophes dans le Pacifique, 2 - 4 juin, Suva (Fidji)

NOUS, représentants des États et Territoires insulaires océaniens1 , du Timor-Leste, des organisations de la société civile, des organisations régionales et des partenaires du développement présents à la sixième session de la Plateforme océanienne pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe, tenue à Suva (Fidji), du 2 au 4 juin 2014 ;

CONSCIENTS des défis à relever pour renforcer la résilience aux risques climatiques et aux catastrophes en Océanie, tout en inscrivant la région dans une logique de développement durable ;

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Meeting Statement: Sixth Session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management; The Way Forward: Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific, 2-4 June 2014, Suva, Fiji

WE, the representatives of Pacific Island Countries and Territories , Timor Leste, civil society organisations, regional organisations and development partners attending the Sixth Session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management in Suva, 2-4 June 2014;

MINDFUL, of the challenge of strengthening the climate and disaster resilience of the Pacific islands region in the context of sustainable development;

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UNICEF Solomon Islands Humanitarian Response and Recovery Update #2 - Reporting period: 7 May - 10 June 2014

UNICEF continues to support the Government with WASH cluster coordination through sanitation rehabilitation, health services and an emergency feeding program in schools.

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Solomon Islands diarrhoea deaths require rapid coordinated response

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Solomon Islands Ministry of Health has released a nationwide health alert following the fatalities — all children under the age of five — with reports that 1000 people had contracted the diarrhoea-causing rotavirus, and case numbers are expected to rise.

Minimising risk

Oxfam Solomon Islands Country Director Katie Greenwood said it was believed the virus had broken out in flood-affected Honiara and spread across six provinces, and it was essential there now be a swift, coordinated response to contain the disease.

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Sri Lanka + 3 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 3 - 9 June 2014

Heavy rainfall in southwest Sri Lanka has resulted in floods and landslides. Government figures indicate 24 people have died while nearly 120,000 have been affected by the floods.

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Dengue Situation Update, 3 June 2014

Regional dengue activity is variable. The recent trend for dengue is increasing in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia and Singapore. Compared to 2013, Malaysia was the only country of these four where 2014 was substantially higher compared to the same period in 2013.

Dengue virus infection in the Pacific Region

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 6 June 2014)

There are over 1,500 people remaining in six evacuation centres in Honiara following floods, with the Government encouraging home returns and the allocation of support based on levels of household impact.
Twenty-two schools require immediate rehabilitation.

Diarrhoea cases are decreasing following targeted hygiene messaging in affected communities.

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Solomon's diarrhoea outbreak kills at least 18 children

At least 18 children have died in a diarrhoea outbreak sweeping across the Solomon Islands.

Health officials say at least a thousand other people have fallen ill.

The Ministry of Health has declared a nationwide alert and is urging citizens to wash their hands with soap and use clean towels after using the toilet.

Under Secretary for Policy and Planning, Dr Chris Becha, says all of the deadly cases involved very young children.

"The verified figure is all of them are under five in the past two weeks," he said.

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