Posts Tagged ‘Fiji Floods’

Fiji floods – damage bill approaching at least $FJ51 million

Friday, April 20th, 2012

A report on FijiLive puts the damage bill from the Fiji Floods flooding as  approaching $FJD51 Million ($US30 million). A bulletin from OCHA ( UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) puts the cost of the Fiji floods even higher at  more than $FJD71 million ($US40 million) in key economic sectors, providing the following breakdown Roads 17,951,438 Read more

Fiji floods: 14,000 including 5,000 children displaced

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Over 14,000 thousand people, including 5,000 children, have been displaced from their homes by the Fiji floods. These families are sheltering in over 200 evacuation centres and many lack regular access to water, food and essential items. Water and electricity shortages across the Western Division are creating a potentially dangerous situation for thousands more. The Read more

Fiji floods put children’s health at risk

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The United Nations Children’s Fund says nutrition for children affected by the Fiji floods is a major concern. “It felt really heart wrenching to see families, and especially young children in the evacuation centers with nothing but the clothes on their back. Some lost everything while others saved what they could. It was really sad Read more

Allegations that Fiji Floods have a man made element

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Three floods in three years have destroyed or severely damaged homes and businesses in Nadi, Fiji’s third largest town. Graham Davis reports these repeated disasters are being  “regarded as no coincidence”. Davis says that developments upstream and downstream are contributing to the severity of the flooding problem. “In truth, the town has always sat on Read more

Three months without water and still waiting

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Resident in the squatter settlement of Tauvegavega in Ba are calling for help after three months without water Ashok Kumar, a resident in the area said even before the floods hit the area, there was no water in the taps. “There has been no water in the day or night and as a result the residents Read more

Fiji floods bring different cultures together in one school

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Because of the damaged caused by the Fiji floods, 165 students from Votua Catholic School have been relocated to Khalsa Primary and Khania Primary schools as part of contingency measures by the Education Ministry to minimise disruptions to classes. Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama said the unity shown by students in the face of devastation caused Read more