The death toll from Cyclone Freddy, which hit the Solomon Islands earlier this week, has passed 200 as rescue workers continue to search for survivors.
The tropical storm made landfall on the islands of Santa Isabel and Choiseul on Monday, bringing winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour and torrential rain.
At least 200 people are confirmed to have died so far, with more feared dead as rescue workers search for survivors, the Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said on Thursday.
More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from the affected areas and are being housed in temporary shelters.
The NDMO said the death toll is expected to rise, as many of the affected villages remain inaccessible due to damaged roads and bridges.
The Solomon Islands government has declared a state of emergency, as it continues to assess the full extent of the damage caused by the cyclone.
The government has appealed to the international community for assistance in responding to the disaster.