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UN countries urged to ‘go the extra yard’ for Fiji

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REBUILDING IN FIJI Photo: RNZI / Alex Perrrottet
Fiji has made a plea at the UN for immediate assistance from member countries as it says it can’t handle the effects of Cyclone Winston alone

March 4, 2016 — Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN Peter Thomson told UN member countries nearly half of the population had been affected by the storm, a third of them children.

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Urgent need for relief in Fiji’s remote islands

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A child climbs through the remains of a home destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

March 4, 2016 — Aid and relief to Fiji’s remote communities hit by Cyclone Winston is increasingly challenging, with the Red Cross saying the outer islands are in urgent need of food, water and emergency shelter.

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