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IOM donates 81 tonnes of relief supplies worth $275k

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) yesterday donated 81 tonnes of relief supplies valued at $275,000.00 to the government. The batch of supplies, which arrived on 12 trucks in Suva from IOM’s Global Administrative Centre in the Philippines, consisted of shelter kits that contained tarpaulins, tools, and fixings, and also communal tents, solar lanterns, street […]

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March 13, 2016 6:03 pm

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) yesterday donated 81 tonnes of relief supplies valued at $275,000.00 to the government.

The batch of supplies, which arrived on 12 trucks in Suva from IOM’s Global Administrative Centre in the Philippines, consisted of shelter kits that contained tarpaulins, tools, and fixings, and also communal tents, solar lanterns, street lights, mosquito nets, handsaws, and hygiene kits.

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DHL Disaster Response Team assists in the unloading of IOM relief supplies in Suva yesterday. Source: DEPTFO.

In handing over the supplies, Ms. Arieta Moceica, IOM’s head of office in Fiji, expressed the sympathies and condolences of the IOM family to the people of Fiji for the losses suffered and reassured the Fijian Government of IOM’s solidarity in standing with the Fijian people to build back safer, better, and stronger.

The Fijian Government has identified shelter at the top of its priorities and IOM has responded accordingly to ensure that there are shelters to support Government in its building back.

IOM is here to stay and work alongside Government to find durable solutions for those who have been temporarily relocated as a result of the tropical cyclone.

On behalf of the Director General, I wish to express the deepest gratitude of the IOM family to the Fijian Government for allowing IOM to come in, set up and partner with Government in a very meaningful way.

In response, the Assistant Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Hon. Joeli Cawaki thanked IOM on behalf of the Fijian Government and the people for the contribution made and its continued general support.

We will ensure that it reaches the people that need it the most, especially those in the rural interior and maritime islands.

Be assured that the Fijian Government will continue to partner with you in this relief and recovery period and ultimately the rehabilitation phase.

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