While this immediate Appeal is now closed, we are still using funds to help restore the lives, buildings and livelihoods of those affected.
Here is an update from May 2021:
“The TC Yasa response is progressing along well with some heart warming feedback on the impact of food security from the food parcels families have received. Initial repairs to housing have been undertaken with a before and after picture of staff accommodation from St Pauls School in Naviavia. Next steps are to support farmers regain food security and get back to producing nutritional food for their families and communities. Safe water supply is another priority with many women and children still having to travel considerable distances to access water, the goal is to have more communities with safe close water supplies such as these two children are enjoying in Naviavia!”
On 17th December 2020, Tropical Cyclone Yasa lashed Fiji. The Category 5 cyclone had sustained winds of 250kmh with gusts reaching 350km/h and causing waves of up to 12m. Locals affected have described it as “the most terrifying experience of their lives” and a Fijian journalist reported that she had “never seen anything like it before”. The Anglican Church in Fiji has been out assessing the impact and levels of damage.
In response, Anglican Missions has launched an emergency appeal. Donate here