NEWS

Rations Distribution Costs $9.7million

A total of $9.7million has been used by the National Disaster Management Office for the distribution of relief rations, says National Disaster Management Office director Akapusi Tuifagalele. “The continuation on the
15 Mar 2016 11:05
Rations Distribution Costs $9.7million

A total of $9.7million has been used by the National Disaster Management Office for the distribution of relief rations, says National Disaster Management Office director Akapusi Tuifagalele.

“The continuation on the distribution of relief rations to the affected areas following Tropical Cyclone Winston will depend on the ground assessment,” he said.

“The Government is working on the 30 days period, where we assure that all the rations are distributed evenly to all the affected areas.

“After the one month declaration period, then the Government will have to decide on whether to continue with the distribution.”

Mr Tuifagalele said the NDMO was now speeding its recovery work as only seven days of the declared state of Natural Disaster period was left.

 

Statistics Released By the NDMO:

Death Toll – 44

Total number of evacuation centres still opened – 291

Number of schools still used as evacuation centres – 11

Total number of evacuees – 8098

 

Damage Assessment

Total number of fully destroyed houses – 9173

Total number of partly destroyed houses – 28,998

 

Recent Donations

Canada – $1.6 million

Thailand – $10,000 to the PM’s Relief Fund

Recent Private Assistance

Fiji Development Bank (FDB) – $50,000

Secretary to Parliament – $11,150

USA Sanatan Organisation – $17,630

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  litia.cava@fijisun.com.fj

 

Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: