A general scene along the beach at Vatukola in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. The sea is a popular part of island life where people to go eat, drink and children play. Many villagers are settled close to the sea which are at risk of tsunamis and tidal surges with children being especially vulnerable during these events.
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.