Solomon Islands

UNICEF Solomon Islands Humanitarian Response and Recovery Final Update - Reporting period: 11 Aug - 12 Sept 2014



  • Remaining flood displaced families have relocated to April Hill, a government land allocated for IDPs, or to family-origin provinces. Consequently, the last two remaining centres (at FOPA and Rove Police Club) are now closed.

  • Water trucking to FOPA and Rove Police club stopped following the closure of both centres in this reporting period but work on sanitation and hygiene promotion in affected communities continues.

  • Training on Community based management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (C-SAM) at Good Samaritan Hospital was carried out from 5 th – 7 th September for 15 health workers. The training was supported by UNICEF, with OCHA (CERF) funds.

  • Two measles related deaths in children under three months of age were confirmed with 953 cases being reported following a measles outbreak that started in July 2014.

  • A mass campaign targeting people aged 6 months to 30 years is ongoing, starting in Honiara, with further campaigns to be conducted in the provinces.