Fiji Disaster Relief To Be Distributed Equally

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Water, food, temporary housing taken to affected communities

By Nanise Loanakadavu

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Dec. 31, 2012) – Relief supplies for those affected in Fiji by Tropical Cyclone Evan, including those living in rural or isolated communities, will continue to be distributed.

National Disaster Management director Manasa Tagicakibau said rations would be evenly distributed.

He said assessments and monitoring would be carried out for those that had been severely affected.

"We are taking water tanks, essential food stuff like canned food, flour, sugar and cooking oil and assorted clothing to temporarily assist those that have been affected during the cyclone," Mr. Tagicakibau said.

Mr. Tagicakibau also provided a situation update on aid coming through to assist government in restoration efforts.

"We have been receiving assistance from our international donors from Australia, Japan and New Zealand, France and also non-government organizations to assist government with relief supplies and it's a matter of filling in the gaps," he said.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama was briefed by the divisional commissioners and Minister for Provincial Development, Colonel Inia Seruiratu on the rehabilitation process taking place across the country.

Each commissioner updated PM on the progress work undertaken to restore normalcy in all divisions across the country.

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