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Cyclone relief supplies still being distributed

Ioane Burese
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

RELIEF supplies for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan will continue to be distributed to people including those living in rural or isolated communities.

According to a government statement, DISMAC director Manasa Tagicakibau said rations would be evenly distributed and assessments and monitoring would be undertaken for those who have been severely affected.

"We are taking water tanks, essential foodstuff like canned food, flour, sugar and cooking oil and assorted clothing to temporarily assist those that have been affected during the cyclone," said Mr Tagicakibau.

He made the comment while highlighting the recent transportation of supplies worth $48,000 to the Northern Division.

"These supplies will assist those in the northern parts of Vanua Levu, especially in Bua.

"These include those currently residing in evacuations centres and those who have returned to their homes."

Mr Tagicakibau provided a situational update on aid that have been coming through to assist government in restoration efforts.

"We have been receiving assistance from our international donors from Australia, Japan and New Zealand, France and also non-government organisations to assist government with relief supplies.

"It's a matter of filling in the gaps, we provide them with information on the ground and they will decide the areas that will require further assistance."

The Prime Minister has been briefed by divisional commissioners as well as by the Minister for DISMAC and Provincial Development Colonel Inia Seruiratu on the rehabilitation process taking place across the country.

Each commissioner updated the head of government on the progress work undertaken to restore normalcy in all divisions across the country.





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