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Middle East Fijian Peacekeepers Pour Out Cyclone Relief

After the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclones Gita, Josie and Keni in the be­ginning of this year, the Director of Peace Support Operations had a discussion with the Fiji contin­gent
27 Sep 2018 11:00
Middle East Fijian Peacekeepers Pour Out Cyclone Relief

After the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclones Gita, Josie and Keni in the be­ginning of this year, the Director of Peace Support Operations had a discussion with the Fiji contin­gent commanders based in the Middle East.

Hearing of the plight of their fel­low Fijians who were recovering back at home, all quickly agreed to raise funds from their respec­tive peacekeepers to benefit Fi­jian families still reeling with loss from the storms. DPSO set a fund­raising target of $7000 for the 2018 calendar year –– a goal that has officially been exceeded, with a to­tal of over $7400 now going to the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.

“Fijian peacekeepers represent the best of our nation. Wherever they go around the globe, their hearts are back home in Fiji; that was made clear the generos­ity they have shown in the after­math of Gita, Josie and Keni,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Pacolo Luveni, Director of Peace Support Operations.

“As they work to spread stability and peace in the Middle East, with these donations, our Peacekeep­ers’ dedication to helping families everywhere can be felt here in our own back yard.”

A total of over $7400 was raised collectively from the following PSO contingents: $3200: Multinational Force and Observer Mission, Sinai, Egypt:

Lieutenant Colonel Viliame Draunibaka, Commanding Of­ficer, and the Second Fiji Infantry Regiment troops based in the Si­nai Peninsula $3000: United Nations Disen­gagement Observer Force, Golan, Syria

Lieutenant Colonel Sakeasi Baka, Commanding Officer, and the First Fiji Infantry Regiment troops based in the Golan Heights, Syria

n$700: United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon, Naqoura, South Lebanon

Major Peniasi Mamao, Contin­gent Commander, and the First Fiji Infantry Regiment troops based in Southern Lebanon

n$500: Directorate Peace Sup­port Operations, Headquarters, Suva

Source: DEPTFO News

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