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30 Sep 2017 description

This final report provides an overview of the operation which concluded on 31 May 2017. An allocation of CHF 161,163 was made from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9 December 2016 of which CHF 141,516 was utilized. The balance of CHF 19,647 will be returned to the DREF. On behalf of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society, the IFRC would like to thank the Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government for the generous contribution to the replenishment of this disaster relief emergency fund (DREF).

A. Situation analysis

19 Jul 2017 description

A project to reduce preventable deaths in the Pacific by improving medical data has received a significant funding boost from a US philanthropist.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

01 Jul 2017 description

This final report provides an overview of the progress made throughout the operation which concluded on 28 February 2017. An allocation of CHF 78,771 was made from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 1 November 2016 to support the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society in delivering immediate humanitarian assistance, of which CHF 70,106 has been utilized. The balance of CHF 8,665 will be returned to DREF.

31 May 2017 description

This preliminary final report provides an overview of the progress made throughout the operation which concluded on 28 February 2017. The final report will be published in due course to incorporate the final financial report which is presently being finalized.

On behalf of the Solomon Islands Red Cross, IFRC would like to thank all partners for their generous contribution to the replenishment of this DREF.

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

21 Apr 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update details progress of the operation from its commencement on 9 December 2016 until 31 March 2017. Due to a lower actual number of non-food item (NFI) distributions and therefore reduced replenishment requirements than anticipated at the time of the DREF request, and further reconciliation of the stock up to early April, this update extends the operation timeframe to 31 May 2017 to allow:

30 Mar 2017 description

Executive Summary

Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, faces a myriad of resilience challenges. Not only is the city already exposed to multiple natural hazards, a changing climate will amplify many of the adverse impacts into the future. At the same time, rapid urbanization - most obviously expressed through the growth of informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas - is heightening community exposure and sensitivity to a range of climate and non-climate shocks and stresses.

16 Mar 2017 description

By Corinne Ambler, IFRC

Red Cross staff and volunteers are scaling up efforts to tackle outbreaks of dengue fever which have been confirmed in at least nine Pacific Island Nations. The Solomon Islands has experience the highest number of cases, with more than 10,000 suspected infections since a dengue outbreak was declared in October 2016.

07 Feb 2017 description

HONIARA, 3 February 2017 -- WHO and UNICEF are partnering with local civil society and the provincial government to deliver health and education supplies to those affected by the 7.8 magnitude December earthquake in Makira province.

A second shipment of emergency supplies which included an additional 10 tents and 35 tarpaulins are used by health centres and schools.

WHO Representative in Solomon Islands Dr. Sevil Huseynova and UNICEF Solomon Islands Chief of Field Office Mr. Yun Jong Kang visited affected clinics, schools and communities in Makira province.

06 Feb 2017 description

Provincial governments and aid organisations are still working to provide emergency supplies and assistance to people in Solomon Islands who were affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in December.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

17 Jan 2017 description

By Simon Nianfop and Corinne Ambler

The Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached thousands of people in an awareness campaign aimed at curbing the spread of dengue fever.

An outbreak of dengue was declared in the Solomons on 8 October last year, and so far the total number of suspected cases is almost 7,500, mostly concentrated in Honiara. One person is confirmed to have died from dengue and another death is suspected but unconfirmed.

05 Jan 2017 description

Cases of diarrhoea and conjunctivitis have increased in quake affected communities in Solomon Islands says the aid agency UNICEF.

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24 Dec 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred at 4.39 am on 9 December 2016 near 62km west-south-west of Kirakira in Makira Province, Solomon Islands. More than 40 aftershocks have followed and are still being experienced throughout parts of the Solomon Islands.

20 Dec 2016 description

Shelter, health and education are the priority areas for authorities responding to recent quakes in Solomon Islands.

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13 Dec 2016 description

6:57 am on 13 December 2016

About 7000 people across three provinces are reported to have been affected by the recent earthquakes in the Solomon Islands.

Disaster authorities said around 200 buildings had been destroyed or damaged in the provinces of Makira & Ulawa, Malaita and Guadalcanal.

Among them were 11 schools and a medical clinic.

Read more on Radio New Zealand

12 Dec 2016 description

Disaster officials in Solomon Islands arrived in the provincial capital of the earthquake affected Makira and Ulawa Province this morning {MON} on the police patrol boat and are preparing to travel to affected communities beginning today

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

28 Nov 2016 description

From Epidemiological Weeks 33-46 (15 August to 20 November) 2016

Summary

  • An outbreak of dengue was declared for Honiara and Guadalcanal on 8 October 2016 (Week 40) and expanded to include other provinces on 19 October.

09 Nov 2016 description

By Corinne Ambler (IFRC) and Kennedy Waitara (Solomon Islands Red Cross Society)

The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society is gearing up to support the Solomon Islands government to contain an outbreak of dengue fever, which has already killed one person and thought to have infected more than 1,700 others.

The outbreak was first declared in the capital Honiara on 8 October and then expanded to other provinces on 19 October. Cases have been reported in Honiara city, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Isabel and Choiseul provinces.

04 Nov 2016 description

Summary

  • Since August 2016, an unusual increase in dengue-like illness, including the number of NS1 positive cases, has been observed through the National Syndromic Surveillance System of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS).

  • An outbreak of dengue was declared for Honiara and Guadalcanal on 8 October 2016 and expanded to include other provinces on 19 October.

03 Nov 2016 description

More than 1,700 cases of dengue fever have been recorded in Solomon Islands, a month since the outbreak was declared.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International