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$300k relief

Torika Chandra
Thursday, August 07, 2014

THE Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) is able to assist in water rescue and provide temporary shelter to people affected during disasters following an assistance from the Red Cross Society of China on Tuesday.

The assistance of about $300,000 worth of humanitarian goods include inflatable boats, engines and life jackets.

FRCS director general Filipe Nainoca said their response during floods was limited.

"My team is now looking at working with stakeholders and partners for swift water rescue and being able to rescue those who are stranded in times of flooding," Mr Nainoca said.

"We did not have this capability before, this specific assistance is taking us up to that extra level that we have never been before."

The assistance from China also enables the FRCS to provide temporary shelter to those whose homes are destroyed during disasters.

"Shelter is something we have not been able to move towards.

"We have been able to respond to people whose homes have been blown away but we have not been able to offer them shelter, especially to the vulnerable groups like widowers, people living with disabilities.

"We have this ability now and the ability of our 14 branches across Fiji to be able to respond."

Other goods included generators and office equipment, which allows FRCS to be more self-efficient.

"This assistance will help us lift our level of service and our ability to respond.

"This is not a normal donation because people only donate during times of disaster.

"This is almost an anticipatory donation which will allow us to reach further and do more."








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