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The French Air Force CASA aircraft delivered humanitarian aid to the Northern Division yesterday. The  aid included First-Aid kits, tarpulins and satellite phones  from the International Federation of Red Cross
27 Feb 2016 11:49
From France With Love
Volunteers of Fiji Red Cross Society offloading humanitarian aid assistance from the French Air Force, CASA aircraft at Matei Airport in Taveuni yesterday. Photo:Arieta Vakasukawaqa

The French Air Force CASA aircraft delivered humanitarian aid to the Northern Division yesterday.

The  aid included First-Aid kits, tarpulins and satellite phones  from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Pilot Major Gougjon Fregjdevic said his team had off-loaded first-aid boxes and tarpulins in cargo bags to assist those affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Fiji Red Cross Society divisional co-ordinator Arthur Simmons said the arrival of humanitarian aid had come just in time as they tried to assist people who had been affected by the cyclone.

“These goods will be then delievered to Savusavu,” he said.

Mr Simmons said the First-Aid kits would help in preventing diseases for people affected by the cyclone.

“This is a time when diseases are easily spread and people are injured, so the First-Aid kits will come in handy in these types of situations.

“The items will be taken to Savusavu where we will decide which affected places in the Northern Division it should be delivered to. Savusavu and Taveuni were the most affected areas according to our three-day operation,” he said.

The French relief team also offloaded a water purification plant with the capacity to purify water sources into drinking water in Taveuni.

 

Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 

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