02 June 2020 – Relief supplies delivered from France after Tropical Cyclone Harold

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Local Government
Intervention Categories: International relations; Foreign aid
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. Voreqe Bainimara is the leading decision maker on all related COVID-19 issues.

Overview: This is an announcement of Fiji receiving 200 tents from the government of France. The targeted audience are people who had been affected by Cyclone TC Harold.The intention of this donation was to assist people who had lost their homes due to the hurricane and the impact of COVID 19 which extends beyond the sickness and death caused by the virus itself. Minister for for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Hon. Inia Seruiratu said that “as Fiji is recovering from TC Harold, we are also in solidarity with the international community in addressing the deadly COVID 19 pandemic”. The Ambassador of France to Fiji, Mr Jean-François Fitou, said that the aid/donation by the French Government was not a gift but simply an exchange and a way of giving back to help Fijians.
Full details here: https://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Centre/News/FRENCH-GOVERNMENT-HANDS-OVER-RELIEF-SUPPLIES

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Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government