MORE OVERSEAS SUPPORT PLEDGED FOR FLOODING IN SOLS

Director of the National Disaster Management Office Loti Yates. Photo: Courtesy of SPREP.

Director of the National Disaster Management Office Loti Yates. Photo: Courtesy of SPREP.

More support has been pledged from overseas governments and other donor partners to help current relief efforts for victims of last week’s flash flooding.

NDMO Director Loti Yates said the US Government will provide one-hundred thousand US dollars for the delivery of emergency relief items and water, sanitation and hygiene assistance for disaster affected communities.

Turkey’s Government also pledged 30-thousand US dollars, while the Republic of China Taiwan Government pledged one-hundred thousand US dollars and the Australian Government increased its support to 3-million Australian dollars.

The Japanese Government also pledged 1-million Solomon dollars which will be channeled through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade.

The Solomon Islands Government pledged 6-million Solomon dollars for Honiara and for affected areas in Guadalcanal Province.

Other Government agencies who made pledges include the Ministry of Education and Human Resources who pledged 4-hundred thousand Solomon dollars to NDMO, and 1-million Solomon dollars for their cluster.

The Ministry of Woman and Youth also offered a cash pledge of 3-hundred thousand Solomon dollars and the National Provident Fund offered 60-thousand dollars to the National Disaster Office.

The NDMO Director says a good number of support also came from donor partners through other relief agencies and NGOs.

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