Fiji Time: 11:41 PM on Monday 20 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Aid for villages

By Mere Naleba
Monday, July 17, 2017

THE villages of Dreketi and Togo in the district of Qamea on the island of Taveuni have been earmarked to receive support by an Australian organisation known as Climates.

Climates is a supportive network, where its members work towards empowering people in the Australia-Pacific region to address climate change challenges together.

Climates personnel Jarrod Troutbeck said the two villages had approached Climates to work with them in projects that will assist in building a resilient community.

He said after the devastation of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston the two villages were in dire need of help.

"In recent times, the villages of Dreketi and Togo have experienced some of the worst impacts of climate change, STC caused widespread damage to the communities' infrastructure and agriculture and has severely disrupted the ecosystem," Mr Troutbeck said.

"In December, 2016, following three years of drought, torrential rain caused numerous landslides which destroyed houses, a school and a medical centre freshly rebuilt following STC Winston."

He said recovery efforts in these communities depended on financial and technical support from the Fijian Government and foreign aid agencies, something which Climates was working towards in trying to get the best reliable support for the two communities.

"This is why these communities have sought friendship and support from Climates as they design and implement an alternative financing mechanism enabling them to take control of their own decisions," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers
  2. Tsunami watch for Fiji
  3. Resort schooner sinks, passengers and crew safe
  4. Schooling in tents
  5. Tura's mountain
  6. Drug raid ends in arrest
  7. FSC 'technically insolvent', says NFP leader
  8. Estonia downs Fiji 2-0
  9. RKSOB lead fight against prostate
  10. Power abounds at COP23

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  4. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  5. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  7. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  9. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  10. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)