TC Yasa Appeal

further news

12 January 2021

We launched this emergency Appeal in December after Tropical Cyclone Yasa hit Fiji on the 18th December. Initial funds have now been distributed and we can report that immediate relief needs of temporary shelter through evacuation centres, food and tools for the clearing of roads, schools and homes have been met and a recent needs assessment took place from the 4th to the 6th of January.
 
This needs assessment was carried out by our team in the Diocese of Polynesia – it was identified that some communities will run out of food in the next week as the crops they harvested from their damaged gardens post cyclone are coming to an end. There is also a great need for seeds and seedlings for new gardens to be planted for stable food supplies along with damaged clean water systems needing to be fixed. Many communities are also struggling with the stress of the accumulation of TC Harold mid last year, Covid and now TC Yasa. Anglican Missions hopes to provide post trauma counselling and psycho-social support to these communities along with meeting these identified needs. 
 
We would like to thank all those who have donated and those who continue to donate to help us in meeting these immediate needs of our brothers and sisters in the Pacific.