Feb 24

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 …

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Feb 21

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 …

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Feb 21

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 …

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Feb 21

Flooding in Fiji

Fiji: ADRA Distributes Emergency Rations of Food in Wake of Floods SILVER SPRING, Md. – Heavy rains over the South Pacific island of Fiji triggered extensive flooding during late January, taking the lives of six victims and prompting the government to declare a state of emergency for the Western Divisions of the island. An estimated …

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