Aid Relief in Fiji
CYCLONE EVAN DECEMBER 2012
Cyclone Evan left a trail of destruction through Fiji and the Yasawa Islands after ferocious 270km/hour winds battered through the region. Villages in the Yasawas were severely damaged and the Yasawa people were stripped from shelter, fresh water and were surrounded by devastation.
Vinaka Vakalevu (thank you) to all for your support and donations, which assisted those in desperate need by funding the purchase of materials to re-establish rainwater harvesting systems (brackets, filters, nails, connectors, barge boards) and to purchase equipment to assist villagers rebuiling central community buildings, school classrooms and bathroom facilities. The landscape of fallen trees and heavily damaged vegetation required attention to restore the natural environment, and every donation acted as a step closer to the Yasawa Islands being restored. The villagers were most grateful for the assistance provided by Vinaka Fiji and volunteers, and for the generosity of the global community.
Below are some pictures of the devastation in the Yasawa Islands, caused by Cyclone Evan.
FIJI FLOODS OF APRIL 2012
Vinaka Vakalevu (thank you) to all who have donated towards the flood relief efforts in Fiji.
In the April floods, 11,000 people in Fiji lost EVERYTHING in some of the worst flooding the Fijian mainland communities have ever seen. Thank you to all those very generous people in the Whitsundays and Auckland, who donated linen, clothing, shoes & toys to our flood relief efforts in Fiji. We packed around 770kg of supplies into 60 boxes, all of which was much appreciated among Fijian families. The goods were distributed by DISMAC, the National Disaster Management body in Fiji, who were coordinating the relief efforts.
In the aftermath of the floods we visited dozens of different areas and assessed the needs of hundreds of families.