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$1.2 million worth of relief items from Malaysia received by Fiji Red Cross

The Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) received 75 tonnes of relief items valued at FJD$1.2 million from its counterparts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The relief items included 1,215 tarpaulins, 1,350 shelter tool kits, 2,406 kitchen sets, family tents and jerry cans. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Asia-Pacific zone office in Kuala […]

Staff Writers

March 9, 2016 1:57 pm

The Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) received 75 tonnes of relief items valued at FJD$1.2 million from its counterparts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The relief items included 1,215 tarpaulins, 1,350 shelter tool kits, 2,406 kitchen sets, family tents and jerry cans.

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Asia-Pacific zone office in Kuala Lumpur sent the additional relief items to assist FRCS with its relief work to those who were affected by Cyclone Winston.

The Fiji Red Cross Society accepted relief items worth $1.2million from its counterparts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Source: Supplied.
The Fiji Red Cross Society members unloading relief items worth $1.2million in Nadi yesterday. Source: Fiji Red Cross.

FRCS Director General, Mr. Filipe Nainoca said that FRCS will focus on the immediate needs of those most vulnerable.

He said that initial assessments had given the society a good idea of what the needs are on the ground.

We will continue to distribute relief out to the communities affected by Cyclone Winston
So far, FRCS has reached a total number of 5,665 households with relief distribution.

The flight arrived at Nadi International Airport on Tuesday. FRCS Operations Manager, Eseroma Ledua received the goods on site.

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