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Fiji Red Cross Society Accepts Relief Items Valued at FJD$1.2 Million for Cyclone Winston

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Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) received 75 tonnes of relief items valued at FJD$1.2 million from its counterparts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The relief items include 1,215 tarpaulins, 1,350 shelter tool kits, 2,406 kitchen sets, family tents and jerry cans. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Asia-Pacific zone office in Kuala Lumpur sent the additional relief items to assist FRCS with its relief work to those who were affected by Cyclone Winston. FRCS Director General Filipe Nainoca said that FRCS will focus on the immediate needs of the vulnerable people. He said that initial assessments have given the Society a good idea of what the needs are on the ground. “We will continue to distribute relief out to the communities affected by Cyclone Winston,” said Nainoca. So far FRCS has reached a total number of 5,665 households with relief distribution.

The flight arrived at Nadi International Airport on Tuesday 8 March, 2016. FRCS Operations Manager, Eseroma Ledua received the goods on site.

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