Safety & Security
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Twelve days after severe flooding devastated Honiara and greater Guadalcanal, around 9,000 people remain displaced in Honiara, and over 50,000 people are affected with 21 confirmed deaths. Government relief efforts continue with the support of partners. The Government is fast-tracking food and water relief from Monday, 14 Apr. Source: OCHA ROP
Solomon Islands police say they are disappointed with people from quake-hit Temotu province who have been trying to disrupt the distribution of relief supplies.
In one incident on Wednesday, locals set up a road block in an attempt to extort supplies from emergency services.
The Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force says he has sent his deputy to Temotu, and the road block has now been removed.
John Lansley has told Radio Australia that locals need to understand supplies must go where they are needed most.
Well into the third week of the crisis, information about the detailed needs in all the locations affected by the earthquakes and tsunamis of 2 April is still incomplete, mainly due to a very complex transport logistics.
The Government has established relief operations in the Western Province from Gizo and the National Disaster Management Office is continuing to manage the operations for Choiseul Province from Honiara.
Safe is not a word generally heard in connection with the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara. But the head of the country's Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission has told a meeting of international aid donors today that, four months after the arrival of RAMSI, Honiara is now safer than Sydney or Melbourne. The Solomon Islands government has used that increased security to plead with donors for continued financial aid to the tune of 150-million Australian dollars.