Food remains the immediate need for many families severely affected by COVID-19, please come forward and assist - Ali

Food remains the immediate need for many families severely affected by COVID-19, please come forward and assist - Ali

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 25/08/2021
Save the Children Fiji CEO, Shairana Ali.

Save the Children Fiji CEO, Shairana Ali says food remains the immediate need for many families severely affected by COVID-19 in the country, and new mothers are even making desperate calls for assistance to feed their babies.

As they continue to assist families with grocery packs in the affected areas, Ali says the situation has worsened for people during the second wave of COVID-19 in Fiji as they have lost their jobs, are on reduced hours or on leave without pay.

Ali says they were able to help 14,000 families through cash transfers up to April this year and they have had to mobilise more resources as the second wave of COVID has affected many more people.

She says many new mothers have also contacted Save the Children Fiji for assistance as they desperately need help for their babies, with a mother even feeding her new born baby, sugar and water.

Ali says they are also receiving calls from grandparents who are looking after their grandchildren as they cannot put food on the table.

The children are the most vulnerable during this crisis and Ali is calling on people to come forward and help them in providing immediate food assistance.

You can donate to the Save The Children Fiji account :

Covid Response /Disaster Appeal Details:

Bank Name: ANZ

Bank Account Name: Save The Children Fund – Flood Donation

Account #: 11316003

Swift Code: ANZBFJFX

Bank Sort Code: 010890

You can get the details in our Hands Across Fiji section of our website, fijivillage.

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