Flood, Earthquakes In Solomon Islands Strain Food Supplies, Health Response

News outlets report on a flood and two earthquakes that hit the Solomon Islands this month.

Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: Solomons flood victims ‘terrified’ after quakes
“A series of powerful earthquakes off the Solomon Islands sparked panic in evacuation centers filled with victims of an earlier flood but apparently caused no serious damage, aid workers said Monday…” (4/14).

Radio New Zealand: Solomons evacuation centers struggle
“The United Nations children’s support agency UNICEF says people could be in evacuation centers on Guadalcanal for months yet, as Solomon Islands tries to recover from devastating floods almost a fortnight ago. At least 21 people died when flash flooding hit the country, and aftershocks are continuing following Sunday’s 7.6 magnitude quake…” (4/16).

Radio New Zealand: Recent floods in Solomons puts huge strain on food supplies — UNICEF
“UNICEF says farmers on Guadalcanal have been severely affected by the recent floods, which is putting a huge strain on food supplies in Solomon Islands…” (4/16).

Radio New Zealand: Elective surgery on hold as Solomons struggles with diarrhea outbreak
“The Solomon Islands main hospital has dispatched staff to deal with a diarrhea outbreak made worse by increases in dengue, flu, and malaria following the recent floods…” (4/16).

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