Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 18 Apr 2014

Highlights

• The Government is encouraging people to voluntarily leave evacuation centres and return home, with return assistance packages ready for distribution.

• Joint assessment of damaged Honiara households is underway, and initial reports indicate 253 houses destroyed and 30 damaged.

• 10 schools are being used as evacuation centres and a total of 78 schools are affected in Honiara and Guadalcanal.

• Schools are due to reopen on 22 April.

• A draft Humanitarian Action Plan has been developed by national clusters and partners for endorsement by the National Disaster Council.

• A UNDAC team is being deployed to conduct an environmental assessment on a flooded and abandoned tailings dam.

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