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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, Australie | AFP | samedi 15/08/2015 - 09:36 GMT

Un séisme de magnitude 6,6 a frappé au large des îles Salomon samedi, dans l'océan Pacifique, a annoncé l'Institut américain de géologie (USGS), mais aucun tsunami n’était attendu dans le Pacifique.

Le séisme s'est produit à environ 214 kilomètres à l'ouest de la ville de Lata, et à 460 km de Honiara, capitale de cet archipel, selon l'USGS.

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

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).

09 Jul 2015 description

A state of disaster has been declared at the tailings dam of the closed Gold Ridge gold mine in Solomon Islands as unseasonal rains continue to fill the dam to dangerously high levels.

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09 Jul 2015 description

The Solomon Islands government is warning of an increased risk of infectious disease outbreaks following recent heavy rain and strong winds associated with Cyclone Raquel.

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07 Jul 2015 description

One person has been confirmed dead and eight people are missing following last week's freak cyclone in Solomon Islands.

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