US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama

 

In response to floods in Guadalcanal Island last week, the United States Government will provide the French Red Cross Society $100,000 for the delivery of emergency relief items and water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance for disaster-affected communities.

On April 4, U.S. Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Walter North issued a disaster declaration to support the immediate relief efforts to counter the effects of the floods in the Solomon Islands.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) will work with the French Red Cross Society to provide non-food humanitarian assistance in cooperation with the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society.