cyclone relief

Samoan families warned not to sell donated equipment

One family on Savai'i had advertised a donated water tank for sale on an online market site due to relocating, saying they needed the money.

The CSSP responded on social media that donated equipment were not to be sold and has urged the public to report this kind of illegal activity to authorities.

The post selling the water tank has since been taken down.


NZ pledges further $1.5 million to Pacific Islands Cyclone Gita relief

The money is on top of the $750,000 (US$552,000) that the Government has already contributed to the relief efforts.

“This additional funding will be directed to Tonga, Samoa and Fiji which have all felt the impact of the cyclone,” said Peters.

“A picture of the extent of damage caused by Cyclone Gita is emerging and it is clear a big response and clean-up job lies ahead. We are here to help our neighbours get through this,” he said.

Australia stands ready to help Fiji long-term: Bishop

PACNEWS reports this was revealed by Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop after meetings with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in Suva. 

EU will provide FJ$10 million through SPC towards recovery and rehabilitation after Cyclone Winston

The funds will immediately be made available from EU-SPC projects for communities and businesses in the most severely affected regions of Fiji.