Relief supplies delivered to victims of Tropical Cyclone Harold’s trail of destruction in Guadalcanal
When Tropical Cyclone Harold struck the Solomon Islands last month it left a huge trail of destruction, damaging homes, flooding food gardens and leaving many people in east, west and central Guadalcanal desperate for shelter and food.
Last week visiting the communities crying out for relief supplies, the US Government’s representative in the Solomon Islands, Mrs. Keithie Saunders, together with the World Vision’s Response Manager, Ms Shupayi, Mpunga-Dareen, handed out relief supplies to the awaiting victims of Tropical Cyclone Harold in Lelea Lau and Rurete.
The relief supplies were provided by the US Agency for International Development which donated US$400,000 to the Solomon Islands in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by Tropical Cyclone Harold.
Through the USAID funding, World Vision Solomon Islands was able to further assess, procure and provide critical household relief items to the estimated target of 750 homes in parts of east, west, and central Honiara.
World Vision Solomon Islands is continuing maintaining and improving hygiene standards in the affected communities to avoid water-borne disease outbreak and limit the possibility of a COVID-19 spread should there be a potential case in the coming weeks or months.