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Fiji - Tropical Cyclone Winston ETC Situation Report #2 (Reporting Period: 03/03/2016 to 09/03/2016)

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Highlights

  • Local service providers in Fiji have been able to quickly restore services back to 90-95%.

  • A mission is being carried out to assess the ICT needs on the outer islands severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) continues to work closely with the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and the Ministry of Telecommunications to develop a strategic plan of action.

Situation Overview

  • More than two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji at the end of February, the Government of Fiji and the NDMO continue to lead and coordinate the humanitarian response in the country. The ETC continues to assist the government-led response by meeting with its NDMO counterpart three times a week to ensure a coordinated response.

  • Although local service providers have almost fully restored services to pre-cyclone levels some of the hardest-hit areas will continue to experience some delays in getting their connectivity services restored.