Disaster Emergency Planning

Fishermen return with their catch from the provinces to be traded in the Honiara Central Market. The market is the focal point of town for meeting and trading between people from the different provinces. Fish, rice and potatoes are a popular local dish.

The majority of people in the Solomon Islands live a subsistence life, fishing and growing their own food on plots of land by their houses and make some money by selling their produce to local markets.

The Solomon Islands are prone to natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis. The Natural Disaster Risk Management program run by Caritas Australia trains teachers in emergency response, community evacuation plans and strategies to teach children emergency responses to natural disasters through song, nursery rhymes and role play.

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