Red Cross sets up water treatment plant in Fiji's west

Report
from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published on 31 Jan 2012 View Original

It might seem ironic, but one of the major problems in Fiji's west as a result of the flooding is a shortage of water.

Some bridges which carry pipes across rivers have been washed away, leaving many people without access to fresh drinking water.

The Fiji Red Cross is setting up a water treatment plant in the town of Ba, and two Australian Red Cross workers have flown to Fiji to help them get it operational.

One of them is Bob Handby, who says the floods in the west of the main island of Viti Levu have been quite destructive.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Bob Handby, Australian Red Cross worker

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