AUSTRALIA PROVIDES AERIAL ASSESSMENT OF MAKIRA

The team spent more than two hours conducting an aerial assessment of the Makira coastline. Photo credit: Australia in Solomon Islands.

The team spent more than two hours conducting an aerial assessment of the Makira coastline. Photo credit: Australia in Solomon Islands.

The Australian High Commission has chartered an aircraft to support the Solomon Islands Government with an aerial assessment of Makira Ulawa Province following the 7.7 magnitude earthquake and localised tsunami yesterday.

The charter was quickly organised following a request from the National Disaster Management Office soon after the event.

Representatives from the Australian High Commission and National Disaster Management Office were on board.

Australia will continue working closely with the Solomon Islands Government to assess the impact of the earthquake and tsunami, while continuing help with the ongoing recovery from the
recent floods.

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