WET WEATHER CAUSED FAMILIES TO GO HUNGRY IN MALAITA

Heavy rain warning for Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

Heavy rain warning for Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

The continuous wet weather experienced in Malaita province since April this year has damaged food gardens causing families to go hungry.

This has caused the residents of Hauhui in West Are’are to beckon the provincial and national disaster authorities for assistance.

SIBC’s West Are’are stringer, Gabriel Riotarau reports, the continuous wet weather has badly affected people’s food source and increase Malaria risk.

“This resulted in water-logged areas where mosquitoes can breed and there is also a high chance for malaria to spread as well as lower yield from food gardens, especially root crops such as potatoes and cassava. As a result, people are starving and they are calling on boththe Malaita provincial disaster office and the National Disaster Management Office to quickly assess their current situation.”

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