22 Nov 2023

Food shortage in Tikopia Island of Solomon Islands

From , 6:02 am on 22 November 2023
Cyclone damage in Tikopia.

Cyclone damage in Tikopia. Photo: Scott Nguyen / supplied

Food security is a major concern in Tikopia island in the far east of the Solomon Islands after severe tropical cyclone Lola destroyed all the islands crops almost a month ago. 

Fresh reserves and aid have arrived by boat but Kensley Manu, who's from the island, fears it won't last long. 

RNZ Pacific's Caleb Fotheringham spoke to him about the situation.