'Officials in the capital Honiara said they had not been able to receive full assessments of the situation in the outlying islands.
"At the moment we don't know if we are still in the relief stage or have moved to the recovery stage," Red Cross secretary general for the Solomon Islands, Joanne Zoleveke, told AFP.
"We don't know if what we have sent is sufficient or if more is required and we have to charter more boats. We can't make those decisions until we receive assessment reports from Lata and communications are intermittent."'
"A boat also reached Lata, the province's capital, earlier on Sunday with a shipment which included rice and a Red Cross nomad water purifying machine."
"Solomon Islands Red Cross secretary general Joanne Zoleveke says the water situation has been extremely poor over the past four days and getting the machine running is a priority."
"A further 12 houses were reported destroyed following a 6.8 magnitude tremor Friday and another measuring 7.0, which sent villagers fleeing to higher ground in fear of another tsunami."
"Because of a fragile communications system, officials in the capital Honiara were struggling to get a clear picture of the extent of damage, but the Red Cross said food, water and shelter were a priority for quake-hit villages."
"Australia has sent two logistics and disaster relief experts to Santa Cruz and more than $250,000 in aid to the Solomon Islands Red Cross.
Additional support includes funding for an emergency flight carrying three doctors and three nurses to areas most badly affected by the tsunami, and the evacuation of severely injured people back to medical care in the capital."
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