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Ration Distribution Starts At ONO-I-LAU

A one-month ration was given out to the people of Ono-i-Lau on Saturday by the assessment team. This was to all the villages in Ono-i-Lau made up of Nukuni, Lovoni,
18 Jan 2016 14:19
Ration Distribution Starts At ONO-I-LAU
National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), director Akapusi Tuifagalele

A one-month ration was given out to the people of Ono-i-Lau on Saturday by the assessment team.

This was to all the villages in Ono-i-Lau made up of Nukuni, Lovoni, Matokana in Onolevu and Doi on Doi Island.

Tropical Cyclone Ula had damaged their plantations and their food security was at a risk.

The one-month ration given out included sugar, flour, rice, dhal, soya bean oil, tinned meat, tinned fish in natural oil and tinned fish in tomato sauce.

Families were distributed all the items in accordance with the ration formula – one adult to two children.

Yesterday the Government vessel MV Iloilovatu was at Vatoa Island.

The director National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Akapusi Tuifagalele, yesterday said the report from the team was very sketchy.

He said the team had completed their assessment in all the villages in Ono-i-Lau.

Mr Tuifagalele said the team yesterday started distributing food rations to the families at Vatoa Island. He said a house at Vatoa was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ula.

Other islands the assessment team will visit are Fulaga, Ogea, Moce, Namuka, Komo and Kabara.

Mr Tuifagalele assured all families on these islands would receive their food rations.

When asked whether Tropical Cyclone Victor, now upgraded to Category Three, was a threat to Fiji he said he was aware of it and they were plotting its course.

He said members of the public must be prepared in case it came towards Fiji. Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

 

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