It has been three long weeks of hard work
for the inhabitants of Futuna since Cylcone Tomas destroyed 90 per cent
of the French territory's traditional houses, over half of their public
amenities and most of their crops.
The French Red Cross was quick to move
into the worst-hit areas, bringing supplies and relief workers from New
As Florent Chane explains, they started-out
with just 4 people sent from New Caledonia, but with the help of the chiefs
they have now managed to recruit over 100 volunteers.
Presenter: Helen Hofman
Speaker: Florent Chane, emergency co-ordinator