Caritas provides humanitarian relief to our neighbours in the Pacific.
On the 4th of April, 2014 Solomon Islands experienced the worst flooding in its history. Flash floods resulted in 24 confirmed deaths, thousands of evacuees and destroyed homes, roads and infrastructure. We assisted four Rural Training Centres in the area to replace water tanks, roofs and walls that were destroyed in the floods, replenish emergency food supplies, and provide new tools for the workshops.
The majority of damage from Tropical Cyclone Ian was on the northeast islands of the Ha’apai group. Church buildings were used as evacuation centres.
Cyclone Evan hit the Pacific in December 2012 causing widespread destruction. Caritas worked with partners at Caritas Samoa to help provide food and shelter for those who have been displaced and had major damage to their homes.
Caritas partners in Fiji assisted people affected by severe floods in Fiji in January and April 2012. Caritas partnered with the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA) and People's Community Network to support people in informal settlements. Food, counselling and social support were provided to about 500 households in the worst-affected Nadi to Ba corridor, in January alone.