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Fiji Appeals to UN for Cyclone Relief

The Fiji Mission to the UN in New York this morning presented Fiji's case to all UN member states. To watch the video, click on : http://webtv.un.org/watch/ocha-briefing-on-the-humanitarian-situation-in-fiji-caused-by-cyclone-winston/4775980639001

Worst Cyclone on Record in Southern Hemisphere Lashes Fiji

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STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER (21/2/16)
My fellow Fijians,
Yesterday, Tropical Cyclone Winston – the most devastating storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere -- reached our shores. The damage has been widespread. Homes have been destroyed, many low-lying areas have flooded and many people have been left stunned and confused about what to do.
In the aftermath of this great tragedy, many are without power and full access to water, and are cut off from communication. My Government is working overtime to repair the damage that has been caused and restore these essential services to our people. In the task of recovery and rebuilding, our public utilities, Government agencies and the private sector are working to re-establish our communications, and bring back access to power and water throughout our islands. Particular emphasis will be placed on re-connecting our Eastern Division to our national grid so we can urgently assess and address the damage in our maritime regio…