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Relief at last

Priya Chand
Monday, December 24, 2012

PEOPLE who sought shelter at an evacuation centre in Vunidawa and 10 villages along the way breathed a sigh of relief after getting food packs from Global Compassion Fiji on Friday.

Global Compassion is the charitable arm of Christian Mission Fellowship International.

Three tonnes of rations were distributed to the families.

Global Compassion Fiji chairman, Reverend Suliasi Kurulo, said they were working closely with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and would continue distribution to the worst-hit areas around the country. Mr Kurulo said there was a great need to get food rations out as quick as possible to the people who were most affected.

"Global Compassion has teams on the ground in the Western, Northern and Central/Eastern divisions who are ready to assist with the distribution of supplies and to contribute to the well-being of the people of this nation," he said.

He expressed his gratitude to the NDMO and the Commissioner Western for the support they had provided and were looking forward to further assistance and direction in the identification of the worst-hit areas around the country.

The food pack is valued at $30 per box and contains 10 basic food items that can feed up to 10 people for a few days.