Loss and Community
Description: Cyclone Winston was the largest cyclone ever to hit land in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the effect it had on the Natovi community in Fiji.
27 Nov 2016
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Description: Outlines the effects of Cyclone Winston on the Natovi community in Fiji.
27 Nov 2016
Description: Fiji, Ra Province, Rakiraki.
Children affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston have been given a unique opportunity to forget about their problems through a Fiji Red Cross puppet show using Sesame Street monsters. New Zealand puppeteer Chris Lynch visited 1000 children in some of the worst hit schools in the western division of Fiji – entertaining as well as passing on health and safety messages.
26 Apr 2016
Description: Republic of the Indonesia Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal & Security Affairs, H.E. Luhut B. Pandjaitan made a courtesy call to Hon. Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu at NDMO on March 31st, 2016.
31 Mar 2016
Description: Unloading of IOM relief supplies from a Boeing 747 at Nadi airport intended for affected families of Cyclone Winston, the strongest ever storm to make landfall in the southern hemisphere.
29 Mar 2016
Description: Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama today visited affected areas of Southern Taveuni to assure Fijians of Government's commitment towards relief and rehabilitation efforts.
He visited the village of Navakawau, Navakawau Catholic School, South Taveuni Primary School and South Taveuni High School and reiterated the Fijian Government's stance on the delivery of humanitarian aid and assistance.
While speaking at Navakawau Village, the Head of Government informed them of the extension of the state of Natural Disaster period following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston and sought their views on how best rehabilitation efforts could benefit them.
"The state of Natural Disaster period has been extended for the worst affected areas around the country until all areas greatly affected by the cyclone have received relief and rehabilitation assistance," PM Bainimarama said.
"This is due to the extent of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston as it vastly affected infrastructure, schools and agricultural produce which is why food rations will still be forthcoming to your communities," PM Bainimarama added.
He stated that rebuilding of damaged schools, government and health stations on the island would be prioritized to ensure these essential services were not affected and that it would be done simultaneously with all rehabilitation works to be conducted on the island.
Prime Minister Bainimarama gave his assurances for the swift restoration of water supply to South Taveuni Primary School and South Taveuni High School as well as Navakawau Catholic School due to damaged water storage at the schools on the Southern part of the island.
He also praised all teachers and management of the schools for ensuring studies continued for their students despite the damaged school buildings.
23 Mar 2016
Description: Fijian Prime Minister, Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama launches induction workshop for Permanent Secretaries. Monday 21 March, 2016
21 Mar 2016
Description: Minister for Rural & Maritime Development and Disaster Management Office, Hon. Inia Seruiratu officially opened the 4 days Post Disaster Needs Assessment Training at the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat.
20 Mar 2016
Description: Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama today reassured Fijians living on the island of Vanuabalavu of Government’s commitment to restore normalcy in the their lives and the lives of other Fijians affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.
While speaking to villagers from Mualevu, Sawana and Lomaloma, Prime Minister Bainimarama reiterated his assurance on the relief and rehabilitation of the island’s worst affected villages and met with those severely affected to get their views on how to progress with rehabilitation efforts.
Prime Minister Bainimarama also requested that they share their experiences with him and he urged them to prepare themselves for future natural disasters as we were still in the cyclone period.
“The reason for the visit today was so that we could come and see the progress of the rehabilitation works being carried out on the island after the destruction caused by the cyclone.
“I know that you are also aware of the nationwide devastation left behind by tropical cyclone Winston and that it will take a long time for all rehabilitation works to be completed and for your lives to return to normal,” said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Bainimarama also asked for their understanding in relief and rehabilitation efforts currently underway given the extent of damages throughout the country.
The Head of Government also expressed his gratitude to the New Zealand Defense Force for the tremendous rehabilitation and construction work being carried out on the island. He also commended all the international humanitarian aid that had reached those severely affected.
PM Bainimarama toured the villages of Mualevu, Boitaci, Narocivo, Lomaloma , Sawana, Dakuilomaloma and Levukana.
18 Mar 2016
18 Mar 2016
Description: Fijian Minister for Health Hon. Jone Usamate receives donations from Chinese Government. 17/03/2016
17 Mar 2016
Description: Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama today continued his visitation to cyclone affected areas in the western division.
16 Mar 2016