Australia provides $5million assistance to Fiji
The Australian government has provided an iitial assistance of 5 million dollars in the wake of Cyclone Winston.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia’s thoughts are with the people of Fiji, particularly those who have lost family and friends as a result of the cyclone.
“I commend the Government of Fiji for the preparedness measures in place to protect its citizens and limit the damage. Early assessments indicate these measures have helped reduced the loss of life,” said Bishop
The $5 million package is expected to facilitate the rapid release of pre-positioned stores and food items to assist people at evacuation centers.
Australia has also offered a P3 Orion aircraft and MRH-90 helicopters to Fiji to assist with aerial surveillance of affected areas and provide relief to the outlying islands.
Source : Fiji Connect Lounge.