AUSTRALIA PLEDGED OVER $330,000 OF SUPPORT TO SOLS

Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Andrew Byrne. Photo: Courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald.

Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Andrew Byrne. Photo: Courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald.

Australia has pledged over 330-thousand dollars to support Solomon Islands in initial response efforts to flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal.

In a media statement today, Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne said Australia is ready to assist Solomon Islands at this difficult time.

He says the Australian Government is providing more than 330-thousand dollars in emergency humanitarian assistance to support the Solomon Islands Government and local NGO’s with logistics and emergency relief supplies to assist in response to this disaster.

He says they are also working closely with the National Disaster Management Office to assist with damage assessment.

The Australian High Commissioner said Australia will continue to work closely with the Solomon Islands Government and donor partners in coming days to assess what further assistance may be required.

Solomon Islands has experienced heavy rain in the past 48 hours caused by a tropical low to the south of Guadalcanal.

This resulted in flooding around Honiara and the surrounding areas, forcing many people from their homes and causing significant damage to infrastructure.

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