WORLD VISION STARTED RELIEF DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS

The relief supplies bound for Temotu. Photo credit: SIBC.

The relief supplies bound for Temotu. Photo credit: SIBC.

World Vision has started distributing relief items to families affected by the severe Tropical Cyclone Pam in Temotu Province.

The World Vision Media Unit, reports, more than 1,000 people in Temotu’s remote islands of Tikopia, Anuta, and the Reef islands have been badly affected by widespread damage and destruction to homes and livelihoods.

It says about 305 family kits and 305 livelihood kits were distributed as part of World Vision’s initial relief assistance for Tikopia and Anuta over the weekend, together with food items from the National Disaster Management Office.

World Vision has provided non-food items such as family kits which include pots, plates, spoons and cups, hygiene kits which include soap, towels and buckets and livelihood kits which include seeds, fertilizer, bush knife, spade, hammer and nails, jerry cans and other relief items.

The New Zealand Government contributes more than $618,000 towards World Vision’s response to Tropical Cyclone Pam in the country.

It adds an additional US$50,000 grant came from USAID for the relief response.

The Charitable organisation says Taiwan also donates US$45,000 towards relief efforts in Temotu mainly for procurement and logistic services.

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