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73K spent on cyclone relief

Luke Rawalai
Friday, February 22, 2013

THE Northern Charity Alliance has spent $73,000 to carry out relief work around islands and communities in the Northern Division.

NCA secretary Ramesh Chand said they were given four target areas to work on after Tropical Cyclone Evan and they had succeeded in addressing these areas.

"The areas of focus we were allocated included the distribution of food rations, water tanks, the issuing of school assistance to needy students and school fees donation to very needy students whose parents could not afford their school fees," he said.

"We will be later sitting down with our major donor Fiji Community Development Program to review our relief work in terms of how successful we have been in terms of response and addressing issues.

"This is also a platform where we will be identifying areas where we need to pull up on our services to make better our responses," he said.

FCDP representative Michael Brownjohn said they had worked with eight civil society organisations (CSO) and they were expecting more as the year went on.

"The forum in Lautoka is a platform where we will talk with the CSO groups on ways to better our services and approach in times of natural disasters," he said.





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