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Solomon Islands flood victims demand land

Solomon Islands flood victims demand land

Updated 17 June 2014, 9:10 AEST

Solomon Islands flood victims still say they won't leave evacuation centres until the government comes thorugh with its promise to resettle them.

More than one thousand people are still living in the centres after April's flash floods which killed at least 21 people, and left thousands homeless.

The government has delayed last weekend's plan to forcibly close the centres, but says they will close by the end of the month.

Victims say they've been told the money to help them has run out, and there's just enough to fund their transport to their homes, or those of relatives.

Charles Ketea, a spokesman for the flood victims, explains some people still feel they need to remain in the camps.

Presenter: Brian Abbott

Speaker: Charles Ketea, spokesman for Solomon Islands flood victims

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