NGO distributes cyclone relief

Habitat for humanity team doing community consultantion in Kavala, Kadavu. Picture: SUPPLIED

OVER 200 families in 75 villages from the Province of Kadavu have been assisted by Humanity Fiji with shelter tool kits and tarpaulins.
This after Habitat for Humanity Fiji assisted these families throughout the group as part of their disaster response work after Tropical Cyclone Keni. Over 400 tarpaulins and 200 shelter tool kits have been distributed in the last two weeks.

HFH Fiji’s relief efforts have been supported by World Vision Australia, Habitat Australia and Save the Children HFH Shelter Programme Manager Michael Hill said they needed to ensure that these families were able to rebuild their lives after TC Keni.

“We have reached out to the affected with the dedicated team of staff and volunteers and we are overwhelmed by the support, confidence and trust our donors have put in us to effectively deliver the much needed supplies to families affected by Tropical Cyclone Keni,” Mr Hill said.

“It’s not just about delivering the relief items to the communities in need but it is about ensuring they are moving towards rebuilding their lives, finding more permanent shelter solutions and building community resilience. Hence, shelter tool kits is aimed to assist the communities in doing so.”

The distribution of these relief kits are expected to end later this week as HFH Fiji teams are still trying to reach out to more villages in Kadavu.

They have partnered with organisations such as START fund initiative supported by Save the Children, Partners in Community Development Fiji (PCDF), Plan International, Oxfam Pacific, Oxfam Fiji, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Fiji (ADRA)/ CANDO, Save the Children Fiji (STCF) and Live and Learn/CARE International.

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