Nauru government donates to Solomon Islands flood relief
The Government of the
Republic of Nauru today (24 April) donated AUD$30,000 to support
the Solomon Island's government in its recovery efforts following
flash flooding that hit the island on 3rd April.
The Speaker of Parliament
Honourable Ludwig Scotty was accompanied by Nauru's Consul-General
in Brisbane Mrs Chitra Jeremiah in presenting the
The monetary donation and a
letter from His Excellency President Baron Waqa to Solomon Island's
Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo were received by Chargè d'affaires
Ms Jenny Barile at the Solomon Islands High Commission in Canberra
President Waqa expressed
deep condolences and a speedy recover for the country and the
people of the Solomon Islands.
"On behalf of the Government
and people of Nauru, please allow me to convey from the outset my
heartfelt sympathy and sorrow by the loss of life and property
including the displacement of people caused by the devastation of
the flood on 3rd April," President Waqa said in the
In response, Ms Barile
expressed her governments' and peoples' gratitude for the
generosity of the Nauru government and people and assured the
Speaker that the donation will go a long way towards her
government's rebuilding efforts.
Ms Barile advised that to
date there are still a large number of locals yet to be found from
the flash flooding three weeks ago.
Additionally, Ms Barile said
tsunami warnings were issued following an 8-magnitude earthquake
yesterday (Wednesday 23 April).