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Red Cross To Set Up Offices On Rotuma And Rabi

To overcome the lack of communication with its volunteers, Fiji Red Cross Society will soon open up offices on Rotuma and Rabi. And the Fiji Red Cross Society director general,
04 Jun 2017 16:44
Red Cross To Set Up Offices On Rotuma And Rabi
Fiji Red Cross Society

To overcome the lack of communication with its volunteers, Fiji Red Cross Society will soon open up offices on Rotuma and Rabi.

And the Fiji Red Cross Society director general, Filipe Nainoca said the society was already in talks with the local partners to establish a proper and continuous communication network on the island.

“We are building an office in Rabi and will establish communication with the island by introducing ham radios and we already beginning talks with communication partners,” Mr Nainoca said.

On the other hand, the Rotuma branch president, John Low confirmed that they had received building materials on the island and would soon start building the office.

“Rotuma Red Cross livened up after Tropical Cyclone Winston and has been active since then. We have seen the need for an office where people can liaise with us,” Mr Low said.

He said since the cyclone, there were a few projects on the island implemented by the Red Cross members in the districts.

Meanwhile Fiji Red Cross Society is about to finish off its Tropical Cyclone Winston appeal funds.

This amounts to around $8 million, in assessment and effort to rehabilitate and assist the communities.

“Our TC Winston appeal is finishing off in July and two days ago we met with our partners to see how Fiji Red Cross can continue to work because Fiji Red Cross saw the need for the people continuing,” Mr Nainoca said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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