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$40k relief for affected areas

Manasa Kalouniviti
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

DIGICEL Fiji last Saturday distributed more than 10 tonnes of basic food supplies to families affected by the recent floods and Tropical Cyclone Keni living in the Nadi to Rakiraki corridor.

"The total cost of food items plus transportation was estimated at more than $40,000," said sponsorship manager Satish Narayan.

"We can only give you an estimate because the food supplies were not all bought at one place but some from here and some from there," he said.

Company CEO Michael Greig said an early response was needed to help the country get back on its feet in this time of crisis.

"In times of natural disasters, we think it is important that we move quickly to help the most vulnerable in our communities," Mr Greig said.

He said there was a huge amount of damage in the north-west of Viti Levu, Kadavu and up in the North.

"We were the first to send a technical team with equipment and food rations supplies to the hugely affected Kadavu on a helicopter last week. Our technical team has worked hard to restore 80 per cent of the island's communications after our towers on the island were badly affected from the wrath of TC Keni last Tuesday," he said.

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