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Moceica pledges help to cyclone victims

Salaseini Vosamana
Friday, December 21, 2012

PEOPLE who were not spared by the raging Tropical Cyclone Evan in the north will certainly receive assistance, says Commissioner Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica.

His comment follows an aerial assessment tour around Vanua Levu in a helicopter on Wednesday.

Lt-Col Moceica said the welfare of the people was paramount thus such assistance was imperative.

"We will reach out to those who have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan and assist them in whatever way we can," he said.

"We will also push for logistic support and ensure that they are all satisfied."

He said government had a mission to fulfil during TC Evan and in its aftermath.

"Our mission is to manage crisis during the event of Tropical Cyclone Evan in order to protect human lives, minimise casualties, sustain livelihood and continue to build resilient northern communities," Lt-Col Moceica said.

He added that his team were working on the logistics of ration distribution for victims throughout Vanua Levu.

"Survey teams have been deployed to confirm the affected areas and we will slowly distribute rations to them accordingly," he said.

He wished cyclone victims a speedy rehabilitation process.

"We feel for the victims in other parts of the country and we only hope they will be assisted in these trying times," Lt-Col Moceica said.


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