Fiji: Cyclone Ami - Jan 2003
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Appeal No. 03/03; Period covered: January 2003 to August 2003; Final Report; Final appeal coverage: 93.6%.
Appeal Target: CHF 1,353,390
Appeal No. 03/03; Operations Update no. 1/Interim Final Report Launched on for CHF for 3 months for 30,000 beneficiaries.
Relief work in the North has moved into its second phase and all those who have been affected by Cyclone Ami are being catered for.
Minister for Regional Development Ilaitia Tuisese said this today in Parliament while answering question from Labour Party member Krishna Dutt.
He said that Government has spent $5,234,102 on the purchase of relief rations for those affected by Cyclone Ami in the Northern Division.
"Mr Speaker Sir on relief rations, all people in the cyclone affected areas of the Northern Division have already been supplied with rations as covered during the …
Appeal Target: CHF 3,400,000 (USD 2,446,214 or EUR 2,336,657)
Period covered: January - April, 2003
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Appeal coverage: 16.7%; See attached Contributions List for details.
Outstanding needs: CHF 2,832,634 (USD 2,080,524 / EUR 1,919,779)
Hon Marian Hobbs
Five New Zealand containers of canned food, clothing, bedding, stationery, kitchen materials and water tanks have already arrived in Fiji to help victims of January's Cyclone Ami and more are on their way, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs said today.
Marian Hobbs and Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff are in Fiji and have visited Labasa, an area hit hard by the cyclone. The ministers are leading a delegation of New Zealand MPs, business people, academics and non-government organisations to Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Hon Marian Hobbs
New Zealand will provide a further $400,000 to assist rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Fiji, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today while visiting Labasa, an area struck by January's Cyclone Ami.
The Ministers are currently in Fiji at the head of a delegation of New Zealand MPs, business people, academics and NGO representatives that also visited Papua New Guinea.
The Government of Italy through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) today handed over at least $400,000, to the Ministry of Regional Development, for Cyclone Ami relief and rehabilitation work in the Northern Division.
UNOCHA's Regional Disaster Response Adviser for the Pacific, Charlie Higgins says the sum would be divided between ongoing food supplies for at least 650 badly affected families and the provision of water supply materials to support longer-term recovery.
"Over 100, 5000 liter tanks will be supplied to 36 districts in …
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This updates Fact Sheet #2, dated July 23, 2002
Students and teachers of Boubale Indian School in Labasa are holding their classes in the recently completed temporary classrooms built by the engineers of the Fiji Military Forces (FMF).
From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West
With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai'i
The European Commission has granted €420,000 in humanitarian aid for the people of Fiji Islands affected by Cyclone Ami in January. The funds will be directed through the Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), which comes under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. The objective of this funding decision is to help people whose homes have been destroyed or damaged by providing them with essential non-food items. It will also restore and improve access to clean drinking water in rural areas and repair some damaged schools.
The Minister for Multi-ethnic Affairs applauded the efforts of relief workers in cyclone ravaged areas of the north. He said their work was much appreciated despite the negative comments made by members of the Fiji Labour Party (FLP).
The primary schools affected by Cyclone Ami will receive an increase in tuition fee assistance, says Minister for Education, Ro Teimumu Kepa.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0037
OCHA Situation Report No. 5
Fiji - Tropical Cyclone AMI
The Ministry of Agriculture Sugar, and
Land Resettlement has re-allocated $1267,200 dollars from within its 2003
budget provision to help with alleviation efforts.
The Minister for Multi-Ethnic Affairs, George Shiu Raj, last week handed over funds for the rehabilitation of some schools and a number of his Ministry's projects in the Northern Division.
The Minister, who was on his second trip to the Cyclone Ami devastated areas, said his Ministry gave monetary rehabilitation assistance to the Vuo Bhartiya School, Tabia Sanatan Dharam School, Korotari Arya School and Nabakavu Primary School totaling over $20,000.
"People have been picking up the pieces and rebuilding their lives and as a responsible Government, we have assisted them and …
The Ministry of Regional Development will soon embark on a community capacity building and partnership programme as preparatory measures against future disasters, said Minister for Regional Development, Ilaitia Tuisese.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday (February 17), Mr Tuisese said the programme is a result of the lack of public awareness and poor response to warnings that was a contributing factor to the current death toll and missing people after Cyclone Ami.
Minister Tuisese said poor public response to warnings reflects the need to constantly carry out public education and …
The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) will submit to Cabinet a paper detailing its operations after Cyclone Ami in view of improving its performance in disaster response and coordination.
After a debriefing session in Suva today, NDMOD Director, Joeli Rokovada, said that the submission will be based on today's deliberations.