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China is first to respond to Red Cross National Appeal

The Fiji Red Cross has launched a National Appeal for funds to run its ongoing response to the devastation caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston and the Peoples Republic of China is the first to contribute to it. Addressing the media, FRCS National President, Cathy Wong said the organisation would prioritise the most in need. Our first priority […]

Staff Writers

February 23, 2016 11:47 am

The Fiji Red Cross has launched a National Appeal for funds to run its ongoing response to the devastation caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston and the Peoples Republic of China is the first to contribute to it.

Fiji Red Cross Operations Manager Eseroma Ledua and National President Cathy Wong at their National Appeal Press Conference. Photo: Fiji Red Cross
Fiji Red Cross Operations Manager Eseroma Ledua and National President Cathy Wong at their National Appeal Press Conference. Photo: Fiji Red Cross

Addressing the media, FRCS National President, Cathy Wong said the organisation would prioritise the most in need.

Our first priority are the most vulnerable areas, the informal settlements, and I am very happy to say that our assessment teams went there yesterday to asses.
We are asking you to donate money to assist with the distribution of emergency relief items, such as shelter kits, non-food items such as clothes, blankets, cooking sets and hygiene kits

The FRCS will meet the immediate needs of the communities they visit while at the same time conduct assessments to get a better indication of what the needs are on the ground.

I am appealing to everyone out there, to stand with Fiji Red Cross with your generous cash donation. Together we can and we will deliver our humanitarian service to the most vulnerable

Fiji Red Cross volunteers visiting informal settlements post TC Winston Photo: Fiji Red Cross
Fiji Red Cross volunteers visiting informal settlements post TC Winston Photo: Fiji Red Cross

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China was the first to respond to the appeal with a USD $100,000 donation.

The Embassy’s Political Counsellor Gu Yu said that the government and people of China were ready to offer support to Fiji.

China is a huge country and we have also suffered a lot from natural disasters and we know what is going on in Fiji

We are ready to offer their support in cash and kind to the people of Fiji

Members of the public can make cash donations to Fiji Red Cross through the ANZ bank

  • Bank Name: ANZ Banking Group Ltd.
  • Account Name : Fiji Red Cross Society
  • Account Number: 1313354 BSB: 010890 (applicable for international deposits)
  • SWIFT CODE: ANZBFJFX (applicable for international deposits)
  • Please State in Narrative: TC Winston Fiji Red Cross Appeal

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