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Turns to world for help with recovery effort

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Jan. 12, 2009) – Fiji's Interim Government has launched a worldwide appeal for victims of the flooding that hit the Western, Central and Northern parts of the country in the past week.

Interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says he has activated the existing Prime Minister's National Relief and Rehabilitation Bank account to allow for business houses and interested members of the public to donate cash for victims of the floods.

The bank account details are: Account Name: Prime Minister's National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation, Colonial Bank Account No: 4706578

Commodore Bainimarama said any amount could be deposited and all contributions would be acknowledged.

The funds collected will supplement Government's contribution under the National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Programme.

In addition to contributions in cash, interested people can also made donations of foods, ration and clothing. These can be taken to the office of the divisional commissioners in each of the respective divisions.

FijiLive had this afternoon approached the Prime Minister's Office following emails from readers worldwide asking how they could help those affected by flooding in the past week.

FijiLive is appealing to all its loyal readers to support this cause.


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