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Lau to get cyclone relief supplies today

A team from the National Disaster Management Office in Fiji is due to leave for the Lau group today with supplies. The team will be visiting Ono-i-Lau, Vatoa, Ogea, Fulaga, Kabara, Komo and Cicia in southern Lau group. The team will be distributing water purifying tablets, water tanks, farming materials, seedlings, disaster kits, medicine and some other additional […]

Peni Shute

January 13, 2016 1:42 pm

A team from the National Disaster Management Office in Fiji is due to leave for the Lau group today with supplies.

The team will be visiting Ono-i-Lau, Vatoa, Ogea, Fulaga, Kabara, Komo and Cicia in southern Lau group.

Blazing winds of cyclone Ula along a coastline. Photo: Nano News.
Communities in Lau will receive Government relief supplies today. Photo: Nano News.

The team will be distributing water purifying tablets, water tanks, farming materials, seedlings, disaster kits, medicine and some other additional items to villages on these islands.

The Director of Disaster Management, Akapusi Tuifagalele, said the supplies should last a month for the nearly 3,000 people whose food crops were damaged during Cyclone Ula.

It’s hoped communities will be able to restore crops in the medium to long-term with seedlings provided by the Ministry of Agriculture.

These are basic food for survival that people can rely on before they get back into their proper sustainability. Food like, rice, flour, sweet peas, tinned meat and also tinned fish.

For the children, the milk and oil and sugar. Those are the kind of food assistance that we provide for these communities.

A government team will aim to go to two islands per day to deliver assistance and carry out further assessments.

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