Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Winston Emergency Appeal n° MDRFJ001 - Operations update n° 4


This operation update details the progress of implementation from 22 February 2016 to 30 April 2017. This update also signifies the need to extend the operation by three months from 31 May 2017 until 31 August 2017 to allow the following key activities to be undertaken:

  • Shelter and Settlements

  • To complete the target of 1,200 household on Shelter repair and build back safer in which 64% have been completed.

  • To complete the targeted 35 demonstration model houses in which 50% have been completed.

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion

  • To complete the 35 model houses in 35 communities which will have rainwater harvesting systems (with first flush systems) which have just started.

  • To complete the remaining 65% of the targeted households with construction of full single flush toilet with proper septic tanks.

  • To complete the remaining 10% of the community Spring protection project in the 10 targeted communities.

The reasons of these delays are articulated in the challenges and constraints in section C of this update, in which activities in the reporting period are further detail by outcomes.

Updated operation highlights

This operation update takes into consideration the period of 22 February 2016 until 30 April 2017 and focuses on the whole operation from the initial response to the current recovery operation. The on-going revised emergency appeal operation supports the overall FRCS plan of action to:

  • reach 5,500 households with relief non-food items and water, sanitation and hygiene promotion;

  • support 1,200 households with shelter repair in the form of build back safer (BBS) assistance; target has only been modified in terms of implementation areas, emphasized on most affected areas such as Koro Island, Levuka, Rakiraki, Tavua, Tailevu and Taviuni.

  • build 35 demonstration houses for 35 communities and build back safer training facilities for community carpenters that include water and sanitation systems.

  • support 4,000 households with safe water through distribution of water purification tablets (Aqua-tabs) during relief phase.

  • reach 1,500 households (including 1,200 who received BBS shelter assistance) with safe sanitation promotion messages; this objective has been integrated into the 8,000 households’ hygiene promotion intervention.

  • provide 10 communities with communal water systems through the spring protection projects that reduce the risks of water borne diseases.

  • support 134 households with latrines repair or construction, 10 communities with communal latrines construction; 34 latrines have been repaired during relief time, the target of 100 household latrines will be reached before the end of the operation.

  • support 8,000 households with integrated software interventions (including psychosocial support, health promotion sessions, and clean up campaigns in the target communities) and provision of mosquito nets; integrated with 1,500 households’ safe sanitation promotion.

  • support 39 people to be reconnected with their families through the established RFL system.