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Group Gives Help Worth $1.5m

Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) International provided about $1.5 million worth of aid work in Fiji after Tropical Cyclone Winston. “We at MAA International have… distributed close to 4000 food packs
01 Jan 2017 11:00
Group Gives Help Worth $1.5m
Members of a community receive relief items from the Muslim Aid Australia group.

Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) International provided about $1.5 million worth of aid work in Fiji after Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“We at MAA International have… distributed close to 4000 food packs and constructing 50 houses to date for cyclone-affected families in Rakiraki and Ba,” said MAA International Fiji projects manager Siraz Mohammed.

MAA International is a relief and development agency working to support and assist the world’s poorest and most needy communities regardless of race, creed or nationality.

“I have seen people lost their entire life of hard work earnings in the cyclone and floods,” Mr Mohammed said.

“This was a humbling experience for me to see our brothers and sisters suffer, but I am proud to be a part of the team to help them rebuild their lives back.”

He said they had distributed 20-litre buckets with lids to store clean water, hygiene kits, 500 packs of groceries containing rice, flour, sugar, cooking oil, tea, detergent, bathing soap, tuna, milk and biscuits.

“The recent devastation across the western and central parts of Viti Levu caused by TD04F was cause for great concern.

“Whilst doing the flood relief work, I saw first-hand how families were suffering after two devastating disasters.

“Families were still recovering from TC Winston, when TD04F struck. Two was too much for these poor families.

“We at MAA International being an emergency relief aid NGO took the responsibility to help those who were affected by the recent floods.

“Every bit of help and assistance was necessary to ensure that those who were affected by these two disasters don’t slip further into deprivation and can return to productive livelihoods and continue with their daily lives,” Mr Mohammed said.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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