Floods Situation Update No. 5

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with partners, including: PHT Cluster Leads (UNICEF, WHO, FAO, UNDP),
NDMO Fiji, Western Division EOC, Ba District EOC. Issued by OCHA Pacific, covering the period from 7-22 February. Unless required, this will be the last OCHA Situation Update regarding the Fiji Floods

Highlights

  • During the peak of the crisis four weeks ago, over 60 Evacuation Centers sheltered over 4,000 evacuees from flood–affected areas in western Fiji, however, on 18 February the last evacuation center was closed and all evacuees returned to their homes.

  • There appears to be an increasing number of cases of leptospirosis, typhoid fever, and possibly dengue in the affected area with a number of recent suspected deaths due to dengue (2), leptospirosis (3) and typhoid (3).

  • Damage assessments reflect that infrastructure sustained the most damage valued at F$18.0 million, followed by agriculture F$17.0 million, Sugar F$16.3million and Education and Health Sectors over F$2.0 million.

  • Several donors have pledged support to national relief efforts including: Australia, China, European Union, France, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, UNFPA, UNICEF, United States, and WHO.

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