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Flash Appeal Launched In Geneva

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Nazhat Shameem Khan has launched a Flash Appeal for recovery efforts after Tropical Cyclone Winston in Geneva. Yesterday she briefed
07 Mar 2016 11:31
Flash Appeal Launched In Geneva
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva NazhatShameem Khan about the state of emergency and relief activities at the press briefing at the UN in Geneva. Photo: Fijian Office in Geneva

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Nazhat Shameem Khan has launched a Flash Appeal for recovery efforts after Tropical Cyclone Winston in Geneva.

Yesterday she briefed the Geneva press corps, and separately the Member States of UN, on Fijian needs in the aftermath of TC Winston.

In her briefing she said this was a loss of catastrophic proportions for Fiji, and the immediate loss would be followed by a longer term loss to Fiji’s economic and social growth.

“We have suffered a terrible blow to infrastructure, health, education, and agriculture. It is a blow which will take us years to recover from. The moment is now, for our friends to stand by the people of Fiji,” she said.

She was a guest speaker at the bi-weekly press briefing on humanitarian affairs at the UN headquarters in Switzerland.

Attended by the local and international media representatives, the event was an opportunity to inform the world about the current damage estimates and the areas of urgent need and to take questions raised by the journalists.

This followed the launch of the Flash Appeal by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The Prime Minister’s Flash Appeal is $81,849,370.00 (US$38.6m).

 

Edited by Maraia Vula

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