Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cyclone Winston: Aid begins to flow but more needed

Relief efforts have begun in earnest following Tropical Cyclone Winston. “Getting food to families is the most urgent need at the moment,” said Iliapi Tuwai, Country Director for ADRA Fiji. “With gardens and farms destroyed there is little for people to eat. Children are hungry and disease is starting to grow.” The food packs distributed by […]

Cyclone Winston Cuts Power, Water, and Communication in Fiji

Twenty-four hours after Cyclone Winston smashed Fiji, the full picture of its destruction remains unknown. Power, water, communication, roads and other vital infrastructure remain cut and many parts of the country, including the regions likely hardest hit by the Category 5 storm, are not contactable. The official death toll has risen to five. “From my […]

Worst Cyclone to Ever Hit Fiji Cuts Power, Water, and Communication

Fiji in the Dark Following Cyclone Winston SUVA, FIJI— Twenty-four hours after Cyclone Winston smashed Fiji the full picture of the destruction remains unknown. Power, water, communication, roads and other vital infrastructure remain cut and many parts of the country, including the regions likely hardest hit by the Category 5 storm, are not contactable. The […]

Cyclone Winston: ADRA Prepared to Respond in Fiji

As category five Tropical Cyclone Winston bears down on Fiji, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is ready to respond. According to the Fiji MET service, Cyclone Winston made landfall early Sunday morning (local time) with devastating winds averaging 220km/h and gusts up to 315km/h. “The government has been active in warning and preparing […]