4 Dec 2002

Emergency rice supply to be distributed in Solomon Islands

10:11 am on 4 December 2002

The Solomon Islands disaster authorities plan to begin distributing emergency supplies of rice to people on Guadalcanal's weathercoast today.

The National Disaster Council says a vessel was hired to ship more than 50 tonnes of rice after a donation from Taiwan.

The Council's director, Lotti Yates, says other supplies, such as household goods and seeds to replant gardens have already been distributed by the Solomon Islands Red Cross.