Fiji

Indo-Fijians missing out on cyclone aid

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Government officials in Fiji's northern island of Vanua Levu have confirmed reports of unfair distribution of cyclone relief assistance in the wake of Cyclone Ami three weeks ago.
Indo-Fijian residents on the island say indigenous Fijians are receiving food rations ahead of them.

The military, which is assisting in the distribution of relief supplies, has denied involvement in the matter. It says all those affected by the cyclone are being given relief supplies.

Police in the northern town of Savusavu have reported cases of shops being looted because of delays in distributing food rations.

03/02/2003 18:06:00 | ABC Radio Australia News

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