Koro identified as priority says Fiji Red Cross
14:29 Mon Feb 22, 2016
Report by: Ellen Stolz
Koro Island has been identified as a priority area at the moment by government.
Fiji Red Cross Society Operations Manager Eseroma Ledua says the Island of Koro is their priority at the moment.
Ledua says Koro Island was hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Winston and will need immediate assistance.
200 tarpaulins, 100 black packs containing clothing, 150 hygiene packs and cooking sets consisting of pots and other utensils.
“For Koro alone the number that was given to us this morning is 2,000 families. You can do your own calculation on the Western and Northern Division so definitely we will be needing more aid. Today there is only one team going to Koro because that’s the area that the Government is prioritising. This will also be our priority and our role to support the government as part of our auxiliary role.”
Today Fiji Red Cross Society has also launched a national appeal in the wake of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.
President Cathy Wong says they would appreciate and prefer financial assistance at this stage as opposed to aid in kind.
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