23 Apr 2014

Solomons relief stocks gone but just half flood victims reached

2:02 pm on 23 April 2014

Stocks of relief supplies have run out in Solomon Islands less than a month since floods devastated communities in and around the capital, Honiara.

And with only half of the affected population reached so far, non government organisations in the country are now purchasing supplies from overseas to keep their relief work going.

Save the Children's logistics and emergency manager, Graham Kenna, says the full scale of the disaster is mind blowing.

This is probably the largest disaster ever in the Solomon Islands where at least 50% of the population of Guadalcanal have been affected. On a scale, you know, its massive. I do not know of any other country where such a population would be affected, so it is a massive scale and there's a lot more assistance required here.

Graham Kenna says Save the Children expects to be continuing its relief work into 2015.