Chris Lynch

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CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET TO FIJI?


Friday 15th April, 2016

It’s hard to imagine an area in New Zealand being overwhelmed by civil unrest or devastating weather events. We’re fortunate our geographical isolation protects us from the worst of human nature, and with the exception of the Canterbury earthquakes, the worst of mother-nature. However, cyclones and subsequent flooding in Fiji is another reminder that our Pacific neighbour remains vulnerable. Tropical cyclone Winston, was by far the worst disaster to hit Fiji. Over 120,000 children were directly impacted by the second-strongest storm to ever make landfall (second only to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines). Aid agencies do amazing work, stepping in where Governments fail, providing immediate and ongoing assistance to affected people, providing food, clean drinking water and shelter under incredibly difficult circumstances.