Posts Tagged Solomon Islands

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Medical Needs Assessment Underway

Tropical Cyclone Pam Monitored on Direct Relief Hurricane Map

Vanuatu, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, and Fiji Cyclone Pam, which barreled across the central and southern islands of Vanuatu this week, caused widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure and cut communication between the capital, Port Vila, and the outer islands. There have been 11 confirmed casualties so far (revised down from 24), and an estimated 3,300 people are living in some 37 evacuation […]

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Category Five Cyclone Pam Barrels Across Pacific

Tropical Cyclone Pam Monitored on Direct Relief Hurricane Map

Barreling across the South Pacific, category five Tropical Cyclone Pam is due to pass east of Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, in the next 12 hours. The cyclone is producing winds of up to 160 miles per hour, making it the strongest cyclone to hit the region since 1987. Evacuations are continuing as residents brace for the impact of the storm. […]

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Emergency Aid Headed to Flooded Solomon Islands

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Direct Relief is sending emergency aid to the Solomon Islands following massive flooding that has resulted in at least 23 deaths and the displacement of 9,000 people. Direct Relief’s local partners, the Loloma Foundation and the Solomon Islands Living Memorial Project, report that in addition to massive displacement, the islands are battling a deadly dengue fever outbreak. The disease is transmitted […]

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Direct Relief Offers Aid to Solomon Islands Following Earthquakes

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Direct Relief International has offered emergency medical assistance this morning to its partner in the Solomon Islands, the Loloma Foundation, following 7.2- and 6.5-magnitude earthquakes there today. A string of earthquakes has caused landslides that have damaged homes and villages on two islands, Tetepare and Rendova, according to news reports. No deaths have yet been reported, and injury reports are being collected. […]

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