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$2.9m more in NZ aid

Nasik Swami
Friday, December 21, 2012

AFTER giving $731,841.11 to Fiji as flood relief aid on Wednesday, the New Zealand government provided an additional $2.9 million for recovery works in the country yesterday.

The announcement was made by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully.

Mr McCully said the situation was severe as Fiji was still recovering from January's floods and many response agencies would not have fully replenished their supplies.

"New Zealand's funding will be provided to the Fiji Red Cross, and other non-government agencies well positioned to respond. New Zealand always stands ready to help the people of Fiji when disaster strikes," he said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will consider further support based on the needs of relief agencies who are working with flood-affected communities," Mr McCully said.

Fiji's Ministry of Provincial Development and Disaster Management permanent secretary, Filipe Alifereti said the Fijian government was grateful to its New Zealand counterparts for their assistance during Fiji's time of need. There were no specifics on how this funding would be allocated, but allocation for assistance would target priority areas.


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