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24 Apr 2016 description

The ADB program in the Solomon Islands has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

Since Solomon Islands joined ADB in 1973, the country has received over $275 million in loans, grants, and technical assistance. With such a widely dispersed population, the transport sector is a key development priority for Solomon Islands.

18 Apr 2016 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Monday 4/18/2016 - 21:47 GMT

Extreme weather events are expected to strike more often due to climate change, and a study published Monday detailed how a 2014 storm triggered a health crisis on the Solomon Islands.

The report in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine examined the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Ita, which drenched the capital, Honiara, with more than 24 inches (60 centimeters) of rain from April 2-4.

09 Jan 2016 description

Solomon Islands health authorities have confirmed six children have died in an outbreak of diarrhoea that's spread across six provinces and they're warning it's not yet reached its peak.

The outbreak is believed to have begun back in November but has spread across the country during the annual Christmas and New Year travel.

Dr Chris Becha, the Ministry of Health's emergency and operations committee chair, says while they're working to contain the outbreak, it's feared the worst is perhaps not yet over.

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30 Dec 2015 description

By Navinesh Kumar, IFRC

Nine months since Tropical Cylone Pam swept through the Solomon Islands, the people of Malaita province, situated in the North East of the capital, are still struggling to recover from its impact.

26-year-old Mark Ramotala of the Nineveh community in Malaita, which has a total population of approximately 50 people, said that they are still facing food shortages.

04 Nov 2015 description

Drought-affected communities in the east, west, and south of Solomon Islands are being urged to take steps to adapt to ongoing dry conditions.

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24 Sep 2015 description

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Thursday 9/24/2015 - 17:35 GMT

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early Friday, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.

The quake struck 98 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of the capital Honiara in the early hours of Friday (around 1600 GMT Thursday) at a depth of approximately 23 kilometres (14 miles), USGS said.

17 Aug 2015 description

The Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office is warning people not to let apathy set in, following a number of recent earthquakes.

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17 Aug 2015 description

The Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office says three strong earthquakes within a week should remind families of the need for disaster preparedness.

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15 Aug 2015 description

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Saturday 8/15/2015 - 08:41 GMT

A shallow 6.6-magnitude quake hit off the Solomon Islands on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no Pacific-wide tsunami expected.

The quake struck some 214 kilometres (132 miles) west of the town of Lata but 460 kilometres from the capital Honiara, USGS said.

"Based on all the available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in an advisory.

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03 Aug 2015 description

After more than three hours of weaving courageously across the unforgiving waves of the open sea, three banana boats land on the beautiful shores of Fenualoa Island, where 531 people of the Tuwo Community call home. Stepping onto the beach, we are greeted with flower, songs, and coconut bread – an incredibly warm island community welcome.

01 Aug 2015 description
report Pacific Community

In April, the Social Club of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea organised a fundraising event to assist some of the most vulnerable Pacific Island communities affected by tropical cyclone Pam.

Through the event, funds were raised through ticket selling, meals and drinks, and brilliant performances from a live band and traditional dances and songs from Vanuatu by Reimama band, SPC singers, and the Bethany Adventist youth choir.

SPC staff, friends and families together managed to raise an outstanding 275,000 XPF (FJD 5500).

27 Jul 2015 description

By Mr. Francis Talasasa of the Island Sun in the Solomon Islands

22 July 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga -Solomon Islands is the first Pacific island nation to set up a Malaria Early Warning System.

The Director of Solomon Islands Meteorological Service, Mr. David Hiriasi said the Malaria Early Warning System module was introduced on the main island of Guadalcanal.

23 Jul 2015 description

Flowers, songs, banana bread, this is the warm welcome you get arriving on the island of Fenolua in the Solomon Islands. Here, you can experience the untouched, unspoiled beauty of this island country: coral-ringed beaches, rainforest-covered mountains and the stunning sea.

21 Jul 2015 description

By Becky Webb, IFRC

Weeks of heavy rain have deluged the Solomon Islands over the last month, affecting an estimated 10,000 people across the country. The rains, which began at the end of June, intensified in early July with the arrival of cyclone Raquel and the prolonged downpours have blocked many roads and access routes and also affected power and communications lines.

20 Jul 2015 description

The National Disaster Management Office in Solomon Islands says it will be a struggle for many to find food over the next few months, after heavy rain ruined crops.

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14 Jul 2015 description

Honiara – 10th July, 2015. After days of heavy rains in the Solomon Islands, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning that thousands of people in remote island communities will require emergency assistance. In Choiseul, Isabel, and Western provinces the severe weather has left many homes and buildings damaged and throughout the country many roads and access routes are also flooded.

12 Jul 2015 description

Day of heavy rain have left thousands of people in remote island communities of Solomon Islands in need of emergency assistance.

Initial reports suggest 10,000 people have been affected by severe weather, although these figures are expected to change once full assessments are completed. Solomon Islands Red Cross has relief stocks ready, including tarpaulins, shelter kits and hygiene items.

10 Jul 2015 description

Solomon Islands journalists received training in climate change and disaster reporting last month learning about the two issues and their impact on one of the biggest industries for the nation - turn fishing.

The training was coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC), Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDMM).