“Villagers on Makira in Solomon Islands are reportedly still waiting for relief supplies after April's Cyclone Harold.
“The Solomon Star reported villages in the Haununu district on the island's remote Weathercoast had lost food gardens and staple banana crops.
“Chief Hudson Haotai said the only crop to survive the storm was swamp taro, or Kakake, which was now running out.
“Meanwhile, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Melchior Mataki, has told the Star that relief supplies for Makira were due to be loaded over past couple of days.
“Director of the National Disaster Management Office Loti Yates also confirmed the distribution of relief supplies was in progress.
“In April, Mr Yates told RNZ Pacific his office was stretched dealing with both the Covid-19 State of Emergency and Cyclone Harold.”
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