TC Winston

Distribution of relief supplies and food rations continue

The distribution of relief supplies and food items continue in various areas affected by TC Winston.  This was highlighted by the National Disaster Coordinator and Director National Disaster Management, Akapusi Tuifagalele. Director Tuifagalele said that in the Western Division, relief items were distributed in Ba, Nadroga/Navosa, Lautoka, Rakiraki and parts of Nadi. In the Central […]

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April 13, 2016 8:57 am

The distribution of relief supplies and food items continue in various areas affected by TC Winston. 

Director of National Disaster Management Office
National Disaster Coordinator and Director National Disaster Management, Mr. Akapusi Tuifagalele during a press conference. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

This was highlighted by the National Disaster Coordinator and Director National Disaster Management, Akapusi Tuifagalele.

Director Tuifagalele said that in the Western Division, relief items were distributed in Ba, Nadroga/Navosa, Lautoka, Rakiraki and parts of Nadi.

In the Central Division, tents and food rations were airlifted to Nawaisomo for distribution to Nakida and Naveimasi settlement in Naitasiri. Food rations were also distributed to the Tikina Nagonenicolo and in Dawasamu.

Director Tuifagalele said that assessment teams were also deployed to all districts in the Central Division to conduct a detailed damage assessment, monitor the progress of the agricultural rehabilitation and continue with clean-ups.

For the Northern Division, ration distribution continued in Taveuni, Savusavu and Bua.

Director Tuifagalele said that over 400 frames and tents were airlifted to the North over the weekend.

An additional 500 tents is expected to be delivered to the North this week for affected families in Savusavu and Bua.

Director Tuifagalele said the distribution of relief items will continue for the whole of this week.

The intention is to try and push out all the ration distributions including relief supplies, food items, and shelter kits this week.

Meanwhile, evacuation centres that remain open since TC Winston ravaged the country have been reduced to 12 evacuations with a total of 188 evacuees.

Active centres in the Eastern Division include:

  • Batiki, Lomaiviti: 1 centre with 30 evacuees
  • Ovalau: 6 centres with 95 evacuees
  • Vanuabalavu: 5 centres with 63 evacuees

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