World Vision Solomon Islands. Photo credit: World Vision.

World Vision Solomon Islands. Photo credit: World Vision.

One year after the April flash floods in Honiara and the Guadalcanal plains, which left 22 people dead and some 9,000 homeless and without gardens and livelihoods, World Vision continues to assist people in the most affected communities.

A statement from the NGO said it has helped more than 26,000 people in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and continues to help through on-going projects in the Guadalcanal plains and Weather Coast on the eastern part of the province.

World Vision has helped families get their lives back to normal through relief and longer-term recovery projects.

The recovery projects were focused on children’s development and protection, empowering women through life skills development, providing access to clean water,proper sanitation and improved hygiene practices, and providing livelihood kits and support to assist families rebuild their food gardens and other forms of income-generating activities.

The Child Friendly Space project set up by World Vision following the floods, has transformed the lives of children and touched the hearts of parents and guardians.

More than 760 children from 10 Child Friendly Spaces have recovered from the emotional and psychological effects of the disaster.

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