“The Government through the National Disaster Council (NDC) office is sending relief supplies to Malaita Outer Islands (MOI).
“A statement from NDC said 50 tonnes of rice have been loaded into a chartered carrier vessel and set to depart Honiara port tonight.
“A total of 2727 bags of rice should be delivered on the islands in the next two days.
“The relief supply route will start at Luaniua to Pelau and cross to Sikaiana islands,” the statement said.
“MOI continues to experience food shortage seeing the impacts of salt water intrusion and storm surges affecting their garden patches. Also the lack of frequent shipping services to the islands poses another challenge to cater for the Polynesian outlying islands growing population.
“The statement adds that National Disaster Operations Committee (N-DOC) sector field officers are also ready for deployment to the islands on this trip.”
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