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19 Jul 2017 description

A project to reduce preventable deaths in the Pacific by improving medical data has received a significant funding boost from a US philanthropist.

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10 Jul 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 28, 2017, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands, leaving houses destroyed and affecting Salesian programs. Earthquakes of such magnitude are common in the region, which sits on what is known as the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a hot spot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. In Nila (Shortland Islands), the Salesian kindergarten and local water system were completely destroyed. Salesian missionaries are currently seeking funding to rebuild their programs and help the local community.

03 Jul 2017 description

The Solomon Islands police commissioner says he will not tolerate any brutality in his force and has called on the public to report any grievances to his office.

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01 Jul 2017 description

This final report provides an overview of the progress made throughout the operation which concluded on 28 February 2017. An allocation of CHF 78,771 was made from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 1 November 2016 to support the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society in delivering immediate humanitarian assistance, of which CHF 70,106 has been utilized. The balance of CHF 8,665 will be returned to DREF.

28 Jun 2017 description

Victims of Solomon Islands' worst flood disaster three years ago are still living in makeshift housing, without safe drinking water or electricity.

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27 Jun 2017 description

The prime minister of Solomon Islands says the country's partnership with the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is a Pacific success story.

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31 May 2017 description

This preliminary final report provides an overview of the progress made throughout the operation which concluded on 28 February 2017. The final report will be published in due course to incorporate the final financial report which is presently being finalized.

On behalf of the Solomon Islands Red Cross, IFRC would like to thank all partners for their generous contribution to the replenishment of this DREF.

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

21 Apr 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update details progress of the operation from its commencement on 9 December 2016 until 31 March 2017. Due to a lower actual number of non-food item (NFI) distributions and therefore reduced replenishment requirements than anticipated at the time of the DREF request, and further reconciliation of the stock up to early April, this update extends the operation timeframe to 31 May 2017 to allow:

31 Mar 2017 description

Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) put pen to paper to confirm a long term partnership with the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS). This is a first in the Pacific and a direct outcome of the Finland-Pacific (FINPAC) project where both SIMS and SIRCS worked together to provide early-warning support to the Lord Howe Settlement.

30 Mar 2017 description

Executive Summary

Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, faces a myriad of resilience challenges. Not only is the city already exposed to multiple natural hazards, a changing climate will amplify many of the adverse impacts into the future. At the same time, rapid urbanization - most obviously expressed through the growth of informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas - is heightening community exposure and sensitivity to a range of climate and non-climate shocks and stresses.

22 Mar 2017 description

Red Cross wants to reach 200,000 in next four years

Honiara, 22 March 2017 - The Solomon Islands Red Cross today launched its Strategic Plan for the next four years, with the aim of reaching 30 per cent of the population by the end of 2020.

The Strategic Plan is the culmination of six months’ work and consultation with staff, members and volunteers, as well as stakeholders and communities.

16 Mar 2017 description

By Corinne Ambler, IFRC

Red Cross staff and volunteers are scaling up efforts to tackle outbreaks of dengue fever which have been confirmed in at least nine Pacific Island Nations. The Solomon Islands has experience the highest number of cases, with more than 10,000 suspected infections since a dengue outbreak was declared in October 2016.

13 Feb 2017 description

The heavy rain has eased in Solomon Islands but has left many farmers devastated.

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13 Feb 2017 description

Heavy rains continue to fall across the South Pacific, as islands from Papua New Guinea to Samoa experience simultaneous flooding in a "first time" event.

Heavy rains continue to fall across the South Pacific, causing flooding from Papua New Guinea's east to Samoa.

Parts of the Samoan capital, Apia, have flooded, with authorities advising families living near rivers to move to higher ground.

Mata'afa Keni Lese from the Samoa Observer says it is unusual to see flooding simultaneously across so many parts of the Pacific.

07 Feb 2017 description

A. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rainfall recorded since 11pm to 2am, Honiara to talled 89 mm and Henderson recorded 65mm within 3 hours, This was quite a lot of rain over a period of 3 hours

  • Increased water level in rivers and most drainage system within Honiara city were compromised and over flooded as a result of the heavy downpour.

  • Most houses in the Kastom Gaden area and behind Panatina were submerged by flood and water logging

  • Other parts of Honiara did not report any major impacts

07 Feb 2017 description

Authorities in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara, are on alert after a depression hanging over southern Guadalcanal triggered flash flooding in the city.

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07 Feb 2017 description

HONIARA, 3 February 2017 -- WHO and UNICEF are partnering with local civil society and the provincial government to deliver health and education supplies to those affected by the 7.8 magnitude December earthquake in Makira province.

A second shipment of emergency supplies which included an additional 10 tents and 35 tarpaulins are used by health centres and schools.

WHO Representative in Solomon Islands Dr. Sevil Huseynova and UNICEF Solomon Islands Chief of Field Office Mr. Yun Jong Kang visited affected clinics, schools and communities in Makira province.

06 Feb 2017 description

Provincial governments and aid organisations are still working to provide emergency supplies and assistance to people in Solomon Islands who were affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in December.

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26 Jan 2017 description

There have been 14 earthquakes greater than Magnitude 6.0 since November 2016. Over 9000 people affected and about 4000 houses damaged in Makira and Malaita provinces of Solomon Islands in December 2016.

Other earthquakes escaped major damage, however humanitarian partners in the region are monitoring the occurence of earthquakes and are on high alert for possible response