8 Jan 2009

Relocation talks needed for outer Solomon Islands

3:04 pm on 8 January 2009

The National Disaster Management office in Solomon Islands says some people may need to be relocated after recent flooding in outlying islands.

Radio New Zealand International reports that about 400 families in the Malaita outer island of Sikaiana are in dire need of food supplies after waves wiped out their gardens.

Lord Howe and Pelau have also been hit, and relief supplies have been delivered.

Disaster Management Office director Loti Yates says moving people has to be an option, and consultation will be required among government ministers.