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Struggle goes on

Ropate Valemei
Thursday, January 24, 2013

VULNERABLE people in the west are still struggling in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan.

According to Fiji Red Cross director general Filipe Nainoca the vulnerable were widows, orphans, people with disabilities and poor families in remote areas. He said these people found it hard to survive since the cyclone.

"People right in the interior of the main islands who don't have access to services and assistance. We managed to reach people in Nadarivatu with our services last week," he said.

Mr Nainoca said these people were the society's priority and his organisation was working round-the-clock to quicken their service.

He said the longer it took for help to reach them, the longer the people would suffer.

"We need to move fast to enable us to be there on the ground and help the communities that need help as soon as possible."

Mr Nainoca said the fine weather also helped their relief efforts.

"This has helped us to conduct our work. Once it starts to rain, the whole scenario changes," he said.


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