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New wheels for Fiji Red Cross

Two new vehicles that were given to the Fiji Red Cross Society will be used get to the remotest of places in Fiji to build community resilience and preparedness.

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August 7, 2017 7:38 am

Head of IFRC's Suva office, Kathryn Clarkson and Fiji Red Cross Director General Filipe Nainoca. Photo: FRCS.

The donation was funded under the Building Resilient Community Fiji programme from USAID and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Fiji Red Cross Director General Filipe Nainoca said the vehicles would enable Red Cross to reach better and serve the communities.

“The purpose of the vehicles is to be used for the Building Resilient Community Fiji programmes in carrying out its core activities as stipulated under the Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019,” Nainoca said.

One vehicle will be based in the Western Division, and one will be used at the Fiji Red Cross headquarters in Suva. Photo: FRCS.
One vehicle will be based in the Western Division, and one will be used at the Fiji Red Cross headquarters in Suva. Photo: FRCS.

Head of IFRC’s Suva office, Kathryn Clarkson said Fiji Red Cross has shown and grown its ability in disaster preparedness and response since Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“This community resilience programme will help Fiji Red Cross continue to develop their capacity to reach and work with communities, in times of peace and disaster and these vehicles play a major role in getting to the people that need their assistance.”

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