This project addresses the immediate needs of 2,424 people. At 0439 hours on 9 December 2016 an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred approximately 62km west-southwest of Kirakira in the Makira province of the Solomon Islands. Since then aftershocks have continued to be felt through parts of the Solomon Islands. This project is based in Makira and Malaita.
This project addresses the immediate needs of affected populations through the mobilization of surge support from the SIRC (headquarters and branches), suppliers and relief items. It has sought to mobilise and assist communities in preparing for transition into a recovery phase in close coordination with public authorities, other stakeholders and partners, and with technical and funding support from the IFRC. This has included ensuring that WASH and Build Back Safer messaging to a total of 9,055 (revised) people are an integral component of the response.
This project reaches 2,424 people.