Fiji

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Tomas Situation Report No. 6

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This report was issued by OCHA Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific in Fiji. This is the sixth and final situation report unless there are any major new developments around this emergency.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Based on detailed damage assessments, the Fiji National Disaster Management Officer estimates the total damages caused by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Tomas at almost FJ$84 million (US$43.6 million), including the cost of damaged and destroyed houses.

- In total, two lives were lost, 649 houses were destroyed and 1,387 damaged, 72 schools and various health facilities were damaged or destroyed. The agriculture sector suffered major damages.

- Communities vulnerable to outbreak of typhoid and other faecal-oral diseases will be targeted by the Ministry of Health, as well as Health and WASH partners, through a typhoid vaccination programme in the coming months. AusAid will fund this programme with AU$ 1 million. An additional WASH emergency intervention is planned and will require more funding.

- A Government Taskforce for the harmonization of recovery and rehabilitation efforts and donor coordination, chaired by the National Planning Office, will lead the recovery process and will liaise closely with the Early Recovery cluster.

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