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Fijian Team Briefed In Vanuatu

March 26
08:15 2015

The 40-member Fijian support team in  Vanuatu is expected to be deployed today to areas affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam.

This was confirmed by Commissioner Western Manasa Tagicakibau, who is currently in Port Vila with the paramedic’s team, consisting of medical officers, health inspectors, midwives, nurses and also a group of engineers.

“We have been having orientation training and briefings with the Vanuatu Disaster Management Committee. Through this we will be briefed as to where we will be deployed to offer humanitarian assistance and also help with the assessment,”Mr Tagicakibau said.

“At the moment, people are starting with their clean-up and in Port Vila electricity and water has been restored except for rural areas and the islands,” he said.

Mr Tagicakibau said the team, after their briefing yesterday, would be deployed to the places allocated today.

The paramedic’s team is expected to provide operations on the Island of Ambrym – a volcanic island in Malampa Province in the archipelago of Vanuatu.

The team will be in Vanuatu for two weeks and will return on April 6.



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