Solomon Islands Appeal

Emergency Appeal for the Solomon Islands

Koa Valley settlement that was swept away by the flash flood on the 3rd of April 2014 (Anglican Alliance)

Koa Valley settlement that was swept away by the flash flood on the 3rd of April 2014 (Photo: Anglican Alliance)

Anglican Missions (the Anglican Missions Board of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia) is launching an emergency appeal in aid of the people of the Solomon Islands subsequent to the recent devastating floods. 

"The low pressure weather system which brought the heavy rains to the Solomon Islands turned into a tropical cyclone Ita. On Thursday 3rd of April 2014 the storm intensified and heavy down pouring of rain had resulted in devastating flash floods in the Solomon Islands. This is the worst disaster event ever recorded so far in Solomon Islands."
ACOM Disaster Report (8th April 2014)

Anglican Missions is currently in discussion with the Anglican Church of Melanesia, the Anglican Alliance (for Development, Relief and Advocacy) and Christian World Service to assess the most appropriate response, accepting that support is urgently needed for emergency relief and rebuilding.

Information will be available here as it comes to hand.

Funds may be sent directly to Anglican Missions marked "Solomon Islands Flood Appeal". Click Donate Now to find out about the different methods of donating.

 

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  • Update Report from the Anglican Church of Melanesia

    24 April 2014

    The information following is extracts from the report by the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) to update all their partners, including Anglican Missions, on the flash flood disaster in the Solomon Islands. Introduction: This is a short report compiled by the Aid & Program Office on behalf of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Provincial Disaster Committee update on Emergency Relief Action and possible Recovery Plan for the 2014 Flash Flood Disaster which affected parts of Honiara city (areas closer to Matanikau River Bank) and Guadalcanal... more»
    Disaster Relief Supply Distribution
  • By Steve-Daniel Likaveke

    15 April 2014

    The flood rose at least 6 metres to damage houses found on the banks of the Lungga river (Photo: Steve-Daniel Likaveke, 7 April 2014).It had been raining continually during the past few days. By mid-morning on Thursday 3rd April 2014 the rain was continuous like a waterfall. I was working quietly in my office only to be disturbed at 3pm by a more»
    Lungga Flooded Foxhole Village
  • More Information on the Situation in the Solomon Islands from ACOM - Report dated 8th April 2014

    10 April 2014

    The information following is extracts from the report by the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) to update all their partners, including Anglican Missions, on the flash flood disaster in the Solomon Islands. Situation Description: The low pressure weather system which brought the heavy rains to the Solomon Islands had turned into a tropical cyclone Ita, a category one cyclone which is located south of Papua New Guinea and travelling westward towards Queensland... more»
  • Chairman of the Disaster Committee for the Anglican Chuch of Melanesia

    10 April 2014

    According to the reports this morning: 23 people dead, 18 in Honiara/ Guadalcanal, 3 in Malaita and 1 in Isabel. The number will rise as the search continues. 30 plus people are still missing and around 12,000 to 20,000 people left homeless. People are living at make shift tents, school halls, and class rooms. This is the biggest disaster recorded so far in the country. more»