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NZ provides 731K to aid flood victims

Nasik Swami
Saturday, December 22, 2012

THE New Zealand Government has announced that it will make $NZ500,000 ($F731,841.11) immediately available to agencies assisting flood victims in Fiji.

The announcement was made by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully on Wednesday.

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," he said.

"New Zealand always stands ready to help the people of Fiji when disaster strikes.

"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."


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