News Release

U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C. April 3, 2007

The United States offers its condolences to the people and government of the Solomon Islands on the tragic loss of life and the homelessness caused by the April 2 earthquake and resulting tsunami.

Our Ambassador to the Solomon Islands has spoken with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Foreign Minister Patteson Oti to express our sympathy and to offer U.S. assistance.

The United States has released $250,000 in disaster assistance funds to supportimmediate relief needs in the Solomon Islands. These funds will support humanitarian assistance organizations addressing shelter, health, water, and sanitation needs in the affected area.

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