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57 Communities Benefit From The Fiji Red Cross TC Yasa Response

A total of 57 communities have received non-food item supplies from the Fiji Red Cross Society. These communities include; 43 from the North, 10 in the West and 4 in
22 Dec 2020 14:42
57 Communities Benefit From The Fiji Red Cross TC Yasa Response
Handing out Red Cross supplies which included non-food items consist of tarpaulins, tents, Jerry Cans, shelter toolkits, kitchen sets, mosquito nets, solar lights, hygiene kits, baby kits, dignity kits and blankets. Source: Fiji Red Cross.

A total of 57 communities have received non-food item supplies from the Fiji Red Cross Society.

These communities include; 43 from the North, 10 in the West and 4 in the East.

The non-food items consist of tarpaulins, tents, Jerry Cans, shelter toolkits, kitchen sets, mosquito nets, solar lights, hygiene kits, baby kits, dignity kits and blankets.

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) estimated that 93,000 people (21,000 households) were affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

Apart from assisting 57 communities, the Fiji Red Cross Society with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have also established a “Restoring Family Links” hotline.

The Fiji Red Cross team were able to restore communication links with families affected.

The Fiji Red Cross team were able to restore communication links with families affected. Source: Fiji Red Cross.

Red Cross supplies being disbursed for the disaster zones.

Red Cross supplies being disbursed for the disaster zones. Source: Fiji Red Cross.

Red Cross teams move needful supplies to families in disaster zones using maritime support.

Red Cross teams move needful supplies to families in disaster zones using maritime support. Source: F

Move supplies are disbursed for the disaster zone.

Move supplies are disbursed for the disaster zone. Source: Fiji Red Cross.

Families received the much needed supplies from the Fiji Red Cross Team. Source: Fiji Red Cross.

Families received the much needed supplies from the Fiji Red Cross Team. Source: Fiji Red Cross.

 

The service connects family members with each other through a satellite phone after telecommunication services crashed during to TC Yasa.

A total of 107 calls were received through the hotline, in which 95 cases have been assisted.

Fiji Red Cross Society’s TC Yasa response is set to continue for the upcoming weeks.



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