Rapid needs assessment of Fenualoa Island.
Assessment team: Willie Foa (ex policeman)and Charles Ngali (Nuaba Clinic Nurse)
Assessment team visited each village by boat (supplied by Ben Hepworth) walked through village, observed damage and talked to community members.
Lost 4 sheets iron on the only village water catchment. This is a medium term issue as tarpaulins can be used on houses to collect water for now.
Several sheets of iron blown off from water catchments but spare iron (13 sheets) should be available from the community house building project and can be used.
Malubu, Tanga, Tuwo.
No water issues reported (other than usual shortage of catchments and tanks)
House assessment by village, Fenualoa Island.
Damaged 17 Need tarp 17
Damaged 30 Need tarp 10
Damaged 36 Need tarp 12
Damaged 52 Need tarp 10
Damaged 44 Need tarp 7
Total damaged 179, need tarp 56
No immediate need as most people have some stocks. In a week or 2 people will need food aid as all many ground vegetables crops have been lost as well as most fruit trees and bananas, especially in exposed areas.
Many trees are fallen onto gardens and paths. Communities have asked for Chainsaws to help remove debris. OceansWatch will supply chainsaws, safety gear and safe use training.