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Food for families

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

FAMILIES still living at evacuation centres in Drasa, Lautoka were given much needed food supplies from Digicel Fiji last Friday.

The evacuees have been sheltering at Drasa Muslim Primary School after their homes were destroyed by Cyclone Evan last week.

The Digicel Fiji team has pledged more than $60,000 worth of assistance for relief efforts following the cyclone.

The mobile network company began delivering food supplies to various evacuation centres in the Western Division starting in Lautoka.

Digicel Fiji chief executive office Maurice McCarthy said it was important that people moved quickly to help the most vulnerable on communities during natural disasters. "Digicel staff and members of the Digicel Fiji 7s team packed 13 tonnes of essential food items into one thousand packs which will be distributed to families in Western Viti Levu.

"The recipients of the assistance were more than grateful for the assistance.

"Most of us still living at the evacuation centres were badly affected," said Drasa resident Taniela Tava. He said many were trying to repair their homes and would need assistance on rebuilding them.





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