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Fiji: Housing rehabilitation for Ami victims

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Assistance for people who have lost their homes completely during Cyclone Ami will be considered under the housing rehabilitation programme.

Minister for Regional Development, Ilaitia Tuisese said field assessments currently undertaken should give a clear indication of the overall situation and the needs of the affected people.

Villages and settlements that lay along the path of Cyclone in Vanua Levu, Lau and Lomaiviti sustained damage of varying degrees.

The affected families need shelter material such as tents, tarpulins and sheeting to make temporary repairs to their homes.

In the smaller islands of the Lau Group and coastal areas of Vanua Levu, tidal waves and flood swept away several houses.

Two villages comprising of 83 people on Druadrua island in Macuata were severely affected by the cyclone. An estimated cost of a possible case scenario is $33,600.

In Korotari settlement, Labasa, damages to houses comprising of 15 households is estimated at $6,000. Similarly, in Nakama settlement, damages to houses there is worth $6,000 as well.