Fijian's in the process of rebuilding after Cyclone Winston (February 2016) experienced further hardship from flooding late 2016.
Large parts of Fiji were underwater and many towns and villages were inundated.
The floods led to widespread loss and damage of property including houses. Fields of crops were washed away, leading to food insecurity.
Anglican Aid made a swift response to the storm and flood damage in Fiji. After gathering information from our partners in Fiji, an immediate gift of $5,000 was sent to buy emergency food parcels for families and seeds to replant crops that were washed away by the flooding.
Rev David Mansfield, CEO of Anglican Aid said, "One of the things I find most perplexing in serving people in great need throughout the world is how, on the one hand we are raising awareness for communities in trauma from lack of water to drink or grow crops (Anglican Aid's Waterworks campaign), and on the other hand communities have had their crops and livelihoods destroyed by flooding."
"In the New Year ", Rev Mansfield said, "after we receive further definitive information and costing we will explore cost-effective ways of providing a replacement fishing vessel for one of the hardest hit areas where boats have been destroyed or damaged and boat owners employing young people are now unable to work and provide for their families."
Conversations are currently ongoing with our partners in Fiji about providing a fishing vessel and other long term projects.
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