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10K relief supply

Salaseini Vosamana
Monday, December 24, 2012

ANOTHER consignment of food relief supplies was received by the Commissioner Northern's Office for victims of Tropical Cyclone Evan in the north over the weekend.

The supplies worth more than $10,000 were a kind gesture from the Lions Club of Labasa, Northern Charity Alliance and the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation.

Commissioner Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica commended the efforts of the organisations, describing it as a humanitarian act.

"We have relief assistance pouring in from everywhere and we are really thankful that this sort of help will support the lives of those affected by TC Evan," he said.

"These organisations were always there to help government ever since I became the Commissioner Northern and they always focus on improving the lives of the community," said Lt-Col Moceica.

Lions Club of Labasa executive member Hazeem Hussein said the supplies included 100 food packs, water and two water tanks.

He said they were always happy to offer their help to the needy ones in society.

Foundation director Arunesh Vishwa said more assistance was on the way for the victims.

"We identified the need through an assessment and a meeting was held with relevant government officials for such assistance," he said.

"We focused our help on those in rural and remote areas around Vanua Levu as they encountered scarcity of food and water.

"With these supplies, we are able to help victims stand on their own feet again before Christmas," said Mr Vishwa.

The tanks were bound for Cikobia and Yadua Island in Bua.