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06 Jul 2004 description

Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1, FY 2004, dated November 26, 2003


05 Dec 2003 description

Victims of Cyclone Zoe in the Solomon Islands will receive further food aid and supplies from Australia, the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mrs Chris Gallus, announced today.

'Australia will contribute 70 tonnes of rice, fuel for outboard motors and wire mesh to secure home roofing before the next cyclone season,' Mrs Gallus said.

'Australia has sent a food security expert to assess food and crop security and will be delivering supplies in the next few days.

03 Dec 2003 description

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (PFnet News) - The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, RAMSI helps Temotu Province.

A RAMSI statement reveal that it has assisted the Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office in delivering much needed food supplies for the people of Tikopia and Anuta in Temotu Province.

The islands of Tikopia and Anuta suffered damage when they were hit by two cyclones in December 2002 and again in June 2003.

In the spirit of "Helpem Fren" HMAS Wewak commenced loading the vital supplies on Saturday morning at the Honiara Wharf.

Commander …

01 Dec 2003 description

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (PFnet News) -- Relief food supply is on its way to the people of Tikopia and Anuta islands in the Temotu Province.

The National Disaster Management Office, NDMO Honiara told SIBC news that an Australian Navy landing craft left Honiara yesterday for Tikopia and Anuta via provincial capital, Lata.

Assistant Director of NDMO, Martin Karani revealed that 64 tones of rice from Honiara are onboard the landing craft.

It is expected that the vessel will call in at the provincial capital, Lata to collect local food, and an officer of the National Disaster …

29 May 2003 description
report East-West Center

Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

08 May 2003 description

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Appeal No. 01.40/2002;
Appeal Target: CHF 1,193,625;

14 Apr 2003 description

Among the relief supplies on board the M.V Ramos III that left for Tikopia and Anuta were assistance from the Australian Government.

Stacey Greene, Australian High Commission's Second Secretary said that the Australian government provided approximately SBD$265,000 worth of supplies for the immediate need of these recovering communities and people.

These include about 32 tonnes of rice and flour, 2,800 pumpkin, tomato, cabbage and watermelon seeds.

There will be several stopovers at Makira where Australian funds will be used to purchase local building materials to help the …

27 Mar 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0042
OCHA Situation Report No. 7
Solomon Islands - Cyclone Zoë

27 Mar 2003 description


Note: This updates Fact Sheet #2, dated July 23, 2002


27 Feb 2003 description

A synopsis of the post-disaster workshop held in Honiara, 26-27 February 2003

06 Feb 2003 description
report East-West Center

Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center
With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai'i

05 Feb 2003 description

ULAWA, Solomon Islands (PFnet News)---Residents around Pirupiru Community in Ulawa, Makira Ulawa Province will help cyclone victims on Tikopia and Anuta islands.

PFnet News was informed that in a meeting consisting of around one hundred people, including chiefs, church pastors, business owners but to name a few, an agreement has been reached for the residents to zone the island to supply planting materials for the two islands.

A supply of plants such as coconut fruit, banana, pineapple suckers, tapioka (cassava), sago palm fruits and taro will be sent over to the two islands from …

30 Jan 2003 description

Hon Marian Hobbs

The government aid agency, NZAID has so far provided more than $150,000 for the Fiji and Solomon Islands relief effort following Cyclone Ami and Cyclone Zoe, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Aid Minister Marian Hobbs said today.

New Zealand relief supplies in Fiji have helped meet the needs of more than 300 families on the cyclone-damaged island of Cicia in Fiji's Lau group. Assistance included 135 tarpaulins and 235 water containers plus the cost of transporting them.

30 Jan 2003 description

AusAID is monitoring the progress of Cyclone Beni, which was upgraded yesterday to Category Four. Cyclone Cilla is no longer of major concern and has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

29 Jan 2003 description

This information was updated at 4.30pm (AEDT) Wednesday 29 January 2003.

28 Jan 2003 description

Secretariat of the Japan Disaster Relief Team

The following is a report on the provision of emergency relief supplies to the Solomon Islands.


28 Jan 2003 description

AusAID is monitoring the progress of two new cyclones, named Beni and Cilla, both of which are rated Category 2.

28 Jan 2003 description

Solomon Islands disaster management officials are preparing to send relief supplies to Rennell and Bellona Islands in Makira-Ulawa Province, in the wake of Cyclone Beni. The cyclone battered the southern islands yesterday, bringing with it torrential rains and strong winds, which forced many residents to flee their homes. Joining us to discuss the impact of the cyclone is Brian Beti, of the Solomon Islands Disaster Management Office in Honiara.

27 Jan 2003 description

Solomon Islands is being lashed by its second cyclone in a month. This latest one, Cyclone Beni, is battering the islands of Rennell and Bellona which make up the country's most south-western province and thus the one closest to Australia. Our Pacific Correspondent, Sean Dorney, is in Honiara where unusually strong surf whipped up by the cyclone is breaking on the beaches of the Solomon Islands capital.
Presenter/Interviewer: Sean Dorney

27 Jan 2003 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2003/0023
OCHA Situation Report No. 6
Solomon Islands - Cyclone Zoe