New Zealand and Australia assist with water for volcano-affected in TemotuStaff Writer | November 1, 2017
New Zealand and Australia are assisting with the delivery of relief supplies to communities affected by volcanic activity in Solomon Islands.
Pacific 200,000 litres of potable water
On some nearby islands, including in the Reef group, significant volcanic ashfall covered crops and contaminated water supplies.
According to Australia's High Commission in Solomon Islands, an estimated 11,500 people's primary water sources such as tanks, wells and ground water were contaminated.
Australia and New Zealand contributed to a shipment with over 200,000 litres of potable water that embarked for Temotu from Honiara at the weekend. ■