The Solomon Islands, a group of 992 islands located in the Pacific Ocean, is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, tsunamis, floods and drought.
In April 2014, Heavy rain brought by Tropical Cyclone Ita caused some of the worst flash flooding in the history of the country. The floods caused extensive damage to homes, infrastructure, health, livelihoods and agriculture. At least 22 people were killed and an estimated 52,000 people were affected.
In May 2014, the Central Emergency Response Fund allocated a US$1.7 grant for the provision of emergency assistance including health care services, clean water and detection and control of preventable diseases.