Fiji: Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston Situation Report No. 16 (as of 11 March 2016)



  • Some 14,800 people remain in 476 evacuation centres, of which 11 are schools.
  • A total of 329 primary and secondary schools have sustained damage.
  • WASH partners have delivered water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to 34,000 people.
  • A number of clusters have highlighted the need for psychosocial support to affected people.

Situation Overview

Over 80 Government agencies, humanitarian partners and foreign militaries have, or are planning to, undertake some 1,600 activities across the affected areas. Lomaiviti and Cakaudrove have the highest concentration of interventions. For more information, please see the latest Who does What Where (3W) Snapshot.

The number of people sheltering at evacuation continues to decrease, and as of 11 March stands at just under 14,800 in 476 sites. All evacuation centres in the Central Division are now closed, and only three remain open in the Northern Division. In the Eastern Division however, over 7,800 people remain in evacuation centres, including on severely affected and remote islands such as Koro. With conditions very difficult in many affected areas, there are reports of an increasing number of people seeking shelter and services in Suva. The Safety and Protection Cluster has highlighted the need for an exit strategy with regard to evacuation centres to ensure the safety and protection of the most vulnerable evacuees.

Emergency food distributions have reached over 95 per cent of the target population. In the hardest-hit areas, people are expected to require emergency food or cash assistance for another two to three months, or until the harvest period. Over FJ $300,000 (US $142,000) worth of seeds, seedlings and animal feed are being distributed to affected farmers.


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