23 Oct 2013

Solomons Red Cross calls for better housing for tsunami victims

4:57 pm on 23 October 2013

The Solomon Islands Red Cross says it is frustrating that Temotu province residents are still without permanent housing, following February's tsunami.

At least 10 people were killed and thousands displaced after a magnitude eight quake generated waves that smashed through seaside villages, destroying homes and infrastructure.

The group's community disaster risk manager, Cameron Vudi, says although life is starting to return to normal, many people are still in temporary housing.

Mr Vudi understands the government is still working on a shelter strategy.

"It's a bit slow and it's quite frustrating, especially for us, when we are working with these people and trying to get these communities back to normal. For me personally, the government really needs to seriously look at this and work on something that could get these people back on their feet."

Cameron Vudi says the worry now is the upcoming cyclone season.