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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Global Humanitarian Overview - Solomon Islands

26 Nov 2021

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A humanitarian distribution in Aleppo, Syria, 2020. © OCHA

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 26 November 2021

Global Humanitarian Overview

OCHA will launch its annual Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) – an assessment of global humanitarian needs in 2022, how we plan to respond to them, and what it will cost – on Thursday, 2 December, in Geneva.

The launch, which will be webcast on UN Web TV, will be hosted by Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, and several high-profile guests will deliver remarks and participate in a panel discussion about the changing humanitarian landscape in a time of climate change.

After the main launch in Geneva, there will be sequential presentations of the Global Humanitarian Overview in Berlin, Brussels, London, Stockholm and Washington, D.C. 

The GHO will be posted on the OCHA website at 06.00 CET on 2 December 2021.

Solomon Islands

Escalating violent demonstrations in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara have left several access roads blocked with some buildings set ablaze and stores looted.

Health clinics have also closed, although the main National Referral Hospital remains operational. 

Priority humanitarian needs include food, due to COVID-related economic hardships and market lockdowns, and protection with looting creating safety and security risks. Violence against women is also a concern.

More than 1,500 Asian migrants have reportedly been displaced, with numbers and locations yet to be verified. The Solomon Islands Red Cross is delivering food to stranded students and helping transport stranded foreign workers and staff to safety. 

There is a request for help for displaced people in the capital, Honiara. 

The World Health Organization is closely working with the Ministry of Health to provide support as required.

So far, all UN staff have been accounted for and no damage to UN assets has been reported.