Learn about the different types of natural and human-caused disasters and their impact on lives and livelihood.

Natural and human-caused disasters affect many people each year. Major adverse events such as these have the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and physical destruction. They are often unexpected and can leave communities in shock.

The possible threats to the Solomon Islands are significant. They include:

In general terms, the effects of disasters on the country and its people include:

  • Loss of life
  • Injury
  • Damage to and destruction of property
  • Damage to subsistence and cash crops
  • Disruption of life-style
  • Loss of livelihood
  • Disruption of services
  • Damage to infrastructure and disruption of government systems
  • National economic loss
  • Sociological and psychological after-effects