FIJI: Cyclone Evan Appeal 20 Dec 2012

FIJI: Cyclone Evan charity response         

International appeals launched as full scale of Fiji cyclone impact continues to emerge
Non-profits organizations continue to scramble to help stranded, injured and homeless victims of Cyclone Evan as the full extent of the damage is becoming clear.

The category four storm that struck last Thursday obliterated part of the islands reaching winds of 200km per hour...Torrential rains and flash floods have destroyed homes and infrastructure including power lines with Lautoka, a major city receiving enormous damage.

Over 8,000 people in Fiji were forced to leave their homes as the tropical cyclone hit...Fiji Indian Association  is amongst the many charities organizations  that have appealed for help  for Fiji’s affectied communities. The organization is seeking financial and other donations to help families get through their disaster ordeal.

The storm is the biggest cyclone to hit Fiji in twenty years, with western parts of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji the worst hit...

Across Fiji, the cyclone caused serious damage with the Government of Fiji reporting widespread destruction power blackouts and water shortages continuing...

The Australian, New Zealand and Japanese governments were among the first international government partners to provide humanitarian assistance and relief aid...

Several charities have set up disaster relief appeals including Oxfam, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and the New Zealand Red Cross...A Fiji Prime Minister's Cyclone Appeal has also been launched...


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