Islanders go hungry as rising waters destroy food crops after giant waves hit atolls. Villagers of Luaniua and Pelau in the Malaita outer islands are reportedly suffering from severe food shortage as a result of continuous tidal surge onto their land. The Atolls of Ontong Java have been badly hit and people there are now running out of food. Reports from the two affected villages say since Monday last week they have been experiencing rough seas that eventually turned into a tidal wave. “All their food crops have been washed away by the tidal wave. Heavy rains, king tides and flooding have taken their toll on us and people are very scared. All our food crops have turned yellow and families are living on dry coconuts." The tidal wave have also carried dead fish, corals and sea weeds causing the place to stink.