Australia provides more relief supplies to Fiji

Australia provides more relief supplies to Fiji

By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 21/01/2021
[Photo: Australian High Commission Suva]

More relief supplies have arrived from Australia to refill warehouses that were exhausted following Cyclone Yasa and to ensure Fiji is ready to respond to any future humanitarian emergency.

The Royal Australian Air Force C-17 aircraft landed at the Nadi International Airport with a delivery of humanitarian relief supplies from the Australian Government.

The C-17 aircraft, which is the largest aircraft operated by the Australian Defence Force, was received by Major Damien Tudehope and Natasha Verma from the Australian High Commission.

Airport Officials were on site to ensure COVID-19 protocols were strictly maintained.

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Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes says Australia is pleased to contribute to the Fijian Government’s quick response to Cyclone Yasa and they will continue to stand with Fiji to support ongoing recovery efforts.

Feakes says today’s delivery of additional relief supplies will ensure Fiji is well prepared to swiftly deal with any future emergency.

This flight included shelter kits, kitchen kits, tarpaulins, blankets, solar lights and hygiene kits. It also contained additional essential electrical supplies to support Energy Fiji Limited in their efforts to restore power in Vanua Levu.

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