A New Zealand voluntary aid organisation in Solomon Islands says the country faces a long road to recovery following devastating flooding.
At least 23 people have died and many remain missing after flash floods tore through the main island of Guadalcanal, destroying much of the main town of Honiara last week.
Volunteer Service Abroad's programme manager in Solomons, Alexa Funnell, says flood levels are receding but there is a lot of work ahead before things return to normal.
"There might be a veneer of normality in the actual centre of town, in terms of shops reopening, you know, roads being tidied up, trees being pushed to the side and rubbish starting to be collected, small things like that, but you know that's just the surface. I think it is going to take many many months before things actually get anywhere near nomal."
Volunteer Service Abroad's programme manager in Solomons, Alexa Funnell.