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Britain assists

Ioane Burese
Friday, January 25, 2013

THE British High Commission has handed over a cheque for $144,444 to the Fiji Red Cross to assist those affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Acting High Commissioner Steven Chandler said in a statement that Britain was pleased to assist in rehabilitating the country after the cyclone.

The cheque was received by the director-general of the Fiji Red Cross, Filipe Nainoca.

Mr Chandler and Mr Nainoca spoke of the longstanding relation between the British government and the Fiji Red Cross. In December last year Britain announced that it would provide £50,000 ($F139,000) each to Fiji and Samoa.

With this pledge, Fiji Red Cross was able to provide immediate assistance with tarpaulins, hygiene kits, black packs and blankets.