This report from Daniel Guille in Port Vila:
In addition to the initial helicopter reconnaissance of the northern islands, France has already supplied water purification tablets to prevent an outbreak of typhoid. New Zealand will provide clean water containers as well as tarpaulins for temporary repair of schools. Australia, through its Ausaid agency will provide pesticide and mosquito nets in order to minimize the outbreak of malaria and denge fever in the islands. However, the FRANZ partners have not given a response yet to the request of the Vanuatu government of financial and technical assistance for the repairs of the several bridges that have been wrecked by floods around the capital of Port Vila and on other islands. Daniel Guille in Port Vila, Vanuatu for Radio Australia.
=A9 1999 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Fri Feb 5 08:15:00 1999 ( AEDT )
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