4 Apr 2007

Aid workers warn of humanitarian crisis in Solomons

10:00 am on 4 April 2007

Aid workers are warning of a humanitarian crisis in the earthquake and tsunami hit Solomon Islands.

Food and medicines are in short supply for the thousands of people left homeless.

Aid is making its way slowly to the worst hit areas.

The death toll is now 24

Nancy Jolay from the Red Cross office in Gizo says they are struggling to meet the demands of people who have been left with nothing.

"We still require more to give out to the victims over here. We see more people flocking to the Red Cross office looking for tarpaulins and more water containers. We will certainly need more of those basic needs."