TC Winston

Another USD 450,000 to help in TC Winston relief work

More support has come in from the diplomatic community towards the Governments disaster relief work, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Director, Akapusi Tuifagalele said today. According to Tuifagalele, the governments of China, United States of America, New Zealand and France have contributed in cash and kind to help those affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston. The money, […]

Peni Shute

February 23, 2016 5:03 pm

More support has come in from the diplomatic community towards the Governments disaster relief work, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Director, Akapusi Tuifagalele said today.

According to Tuifagalele, the governments of China, United States of America, New Zealand and France have contributed in cash and kind to help those affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The money, some directed to the NDMO and others through the Red Cross totals USD $450,000.

  • China – $100,000 to Fiji Red Cross ($F212,075)
  • USA – $100,000 to Fiji Red Cross via IFRCRCS ($F212,075)
  • New Zealand – $250,000 to NDMO

Apart from New Zealand and Australia we have France, they are actually facilitating in some Air Wings (air support) … for the purpose of distribution of food.
We have New Zealand apart from what they have now with their planes in the country right now, they have offered another two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the NDMO.

The US Embassy in Suva said their Agency for International Development (USAID) was providing an initial USD $100,000 for critical relief supplies and basic water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance.

A disaster expert from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is on the ground in Fiji and is working with the national government to assess damage, identify needs, and coordinate response efforts.
Our thoughts are with the people of Fiji as we continue to watch the situation on the ground.

Meanwhile, New Delhi Television reports the Indian Government’s External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson has tweeted to announce a USD $1 million donation to the Fijian government.

However, the Indian High Commission in Suva could not confirm this.

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