A United Nations report on the prolonged
drought affecting Fiji says fifteen thousand families are on the brink
The report, compiled by a UN Disaster
Assessment and Coordination team, says the families are dependent on cane
farm labour and domestic garden sales.
It says the families, mostly in the country's
western division, have had no means of income for the past nine months.
The report recommends that the government
make welfare provisions of 15 million US dollars for the next six months.
The UN team also recommended that if