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Ration for victims

Salaseini Vosamana
Sunday, December 23, 2012

A SIGH of relief for victims of Tropical Cyclone Evan as the Northern Emergency Operation Centre has started distributing food rations.

Rations have been supplied to critically-affected areas such as Yadua Island, Tavea, Galoa, and Navakasiga in Bua, and Kia Island in Macuata.

Divisional planning officer northern Alipate Bolalevu said in a statement the allotment included flour, canned fish, dhal, milk and cooking oil.

"With the assistance of a helicopter from the National Emergency Operation Centre, we are able to supply emergency water and water-containing kits to Yadua, Naivaka and Nasau Village," Mr Bolalevu said.

"The water supply in these villages was contaminated after the cyclone.

"For Druadrua and Kavewa Island in Macuata, we intend to supply the ration for a period of one week early on Sunday."

Meanwhile, initial damage assessment has been completed and the divisional planning team is working on the report that will be tabled in cabinet tomorrow.

And out of the 70 evacuation centres that were activated in the north, only two are still active. These are Yadua Island Primary School and Navakasiga District School in Bua with 213 evacuees.