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Cyclone relief for villages

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

FOOD rations and material for temporary shelters are being distributed to villagers affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan in Bua, Cakaudrove and Macuata

Officials have been visiting villages to distribute food items and temporary shelter since Sunday.

Northern operations centre team leader George Dregaso said teams had left for Bua and Cakaudrove to distribute packs of dry food.

"The food supply will last a week and this to ensure that affected families have some food for Christmas," he said.

"We have also distributed temporary shelters to affected families to use for the time being."

Mr Dregaso said 117 ration packs of dry food from ATH Vodafone Fiji Foundation had been distributed to settlements in Seaqaqa.

"The assistance from AusAID and the French government has also been distributed to the villagers in Bua and Cakaudrove.

"The assistance was brought in over the weekend by the Royal Australian Air Force aircraft and a plane from the French government." A team of military engineers has arrived in Vanua Levu to fix damaged school buildings.


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