Solomon Islands

UNICEF Solomon Islands Humanitarian Response and Recovery Update #2 - Reporting period: 7 May - 10 June 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



· 21 evacuation centres closed down after people returned home or moved to one of the six transitional centres authorised by Government. 1,530 people, 15% of the peak number, are now in the centres, where they receive weekly food supplies.

· UNICEF continues to support Government with WASH cluster coordination and is funding and overseeing ongoing response work by several WASH cluster partners through a Central Emergency Fund Grant from UN OCHA. The work includes well cleaning and rehabilitation of dug wells.

· Toilets are being constructed in Child Friendly Spaces, schools and health centres.

· All schools affected by the floods have resumed classes. Early Childhood Development kits and School-in-boxes have been distributed to partially replace damaged school supplies. Selected schools are implementing a one month emergency feeding programme, with technical support from UNICEF and funding from a UN OCHA emergency cash grant.

· Training on screening, identification and treatment of malnutrition was carried out, and therapeutic supplies provided to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

· A Supplementation Immunisation Activity (SIA) has been completed in Honiara City Council (HCC) and is currently underway in Guadalcanal Province (GP); it includes vaccinations, distribution of Vitamin A, and deworming tablets and screening for malnutrition.