World Vision doing relief distribution to 11, out of 23, affected areas. More boats needed to access remaining areas. #SolomonIslands2013-02-12 18:43:34
More WV relief items loaded via ADRA's MV Liberty w/ shelter kits, sleeping mats & water containers w/ fresh water arriving tom. #Solomons2013-02-12 18:52:20
"Communities are staying together in one place because of these aftershocks.
They fear that they might be in the garden collecting food when aftershocks shake again and then there might be some landslides and something like that.
Already these people have been traumatised."
"If only we have proper shelter, provided with some clothing and water, it will reduce some of our stress and worries."
"There is also ned for warm clothing especially for children who are most vulnerable to the cold weather at night."
"Temotu Premier Fr Brown Beu says all funds towards the relief and recovery effort towards the disaster should be channelled through Temotu provincial account.
Speaking to the paper yesterday he said this is to avoid what happened to funds allocated for the Western province during the 2007 tsunami funds where some of the funds are being mismanaged."
"In a statement from the Opposition Office last week it said the Government must ensure that funds for the Temotu tsunami relief programme are used for their purpose and are fully accounted for unlike what happened to the 2007 Western Province tsunami funds.
Dr Sikua said the Government must be reminded that the taxpayers of donor countries that assist in any relief efforts always want the money donated by their governments spent on re-building the lives of intended recipients and not to finance MPs, he said."
'During their assessment at Manoputi camp about 37 families were interviewed. .
The camp has total population of 426 with 68 families.
The team had seen evidence of respiratory infection as of the highest concern.
There were small number of diarrheal cases, the report noted.
“This was because the camps were poorly organised.”
The report cited the use of cut hole as latrines.
“The people had little access to clean and they had to walk for nearly half an hour to collect water.
“As a result sea was used for bathing.
“Rubbish were also disposed everywhere which is a health concern,” the report stated.
According to the assessment report there are no signs of malnutrition, no visible of malnutrition problem but the victims need protein supplements.'
"He says the current threat is acute respiratory infection."
"Disaster aid continues to flow into Solomon Islands, with Taiwan announcing funding today of almost 200-thousand US dollars."