Humanitarian team ready for Gita relief
13 February, 2018, 11:10 am
Update: 11:10AM THE Pacific Humanitarian Team says it is ready to lend assistance to Pacific Island Nations affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita.
In a statement issued on Monday, the PHT said it would act if requests are made by countries hit by the storm in the region.
“The Pacific Humanitarian Team, through its partners, stands ready to support the people and governments of the countries affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita should a request be made for international assistance,” said PHT.
The PHT was established by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in 2008 to ensure that regional responders work together to deliver timely and appropriate humanitarian assistance to disaster-affected people across the Pacific.
It operates under the co-leadership of UN Resident Coordinators in the Pacific, based in Fiji and Samoa, and consists of UN agencies, Red Cross, regional and bilateral organizations, national and international non-governmental organizations, faith-based and community based organizations, and donor partners.