12 Apr 2014

Red Cross in Solomons aiming to get drinking water to all this weekend

6:13 pm on 12 April 2014

The Solomon Islands Red Cross says two people remain missing due to floods, while it is focusing on providing clean drinking water to the thousands still in evacuation camps.

Purified water is being supplied to evacuation centres in Honiara and two centres on the city boundary, and all evacuation centres will have fresh water this weekend.

A third water purification device has been set up in East Guadalcanal and is servicing Nguvia, Solrice, Roroni and Soitu.

The Deputy Secretary General of the Red Cross, Clement Manuri, says the next step is to get the non-food items like clothes and blankets to those outside Honiara who have lost homes.

"We also have people whose homes have been destroyed, but they are living with their relatives in Honiara, so those are the people who are yet to be reached with those NFIs, so I think the next action would be to also distribute items to those people who have their homes destroyed."

Clement Manuri.