FSM and Fiji to receive Forum natural disaster funding

Report
from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published on 15 Apr 2004
The governments of the Federated States of Micronesia and Fiji will each receive payments from the Regional Natural Disaster Relief Fund, administered by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
Secretary General Greg Urwin says amounts of 11-and-a-half thousand US dollars will be provided to assist with relief efforts, following recent damage from Typhoon Sudel in Yap and the flash floods in Fiji.

The Secretariat also has offered to provide technical assistance similar to the relief that was extended in January to Niue and Samoa following Cyclone Heta, and to Vanuatu in February in the wake of Cyclone Ivy.

The Regional Disaster Relief Fund was established in 1975 by Forum Island Countries.

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