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More Humanitarian Aid Arrives

A total of 57 tonnes of humanitarian relief aid from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) arrived at the Nadi International Airport last night. This
09 Mar 2016 13:38
More Humanitarian Aid Arrives
Red Cross supplies arrive at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

A total of 57 tonnes of humanitarian relief aid from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) arrived at the Nadi International Airport last night.

This is part of the Fiji Red Cross Society’s efforts in assisting the Government with relief items.

A significant amount of US$516,000 (FJ$ 1,087,236.06) relief items were brought here by an Atlas Air cargo plane Boeing 747-400 from the IFRC regional headquarters based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fiji Red Cross operations manager Eseroma Ledua, who received the supplies said they were working together with their district branches to distribute the relief items accordingly.

“We have an ancillary role to play and support Government in trying to rebuild the lives of those affected,” he said.

Mr Ledua said transparency was paramount when giving out these items to those affected.

“These non-food relief items will be taken to the Fiji Red Cross headquarters in Suva and will be distributed based on the assessments. We will then work from there.”

The humanitarian items include make-shift tents, shelter tool kits, tarpaulins and kitchen utensils.

 

Edited by Filipe Naigulevu

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