Israel in Fiji

March 17, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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A team from the IsraAID  is currently in cyclone-devasted Fiji on a special project to rebuild the village of Vuma on the island of Ovalau.

A damaged home on Vuma

A damaged home on Vuma

A team of experts in the field of water, shelter, agriculture, education, community mobilisers and psychology is conducting damage assessments.

Chief of Staff in the Israel Embassy in Australia Yaron Sultan-Dadon told media that priority attention will be given to the task of getting students back to school

Only four of the 37 homes on Vuma escaped the cyclone.

A spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy in Canberra which has sent a representative to the island told J-Wire: “As well as contributing to the rebuilding of the village and providing shelter and emergency relief the Israeli government is also providing specialists in a number of fields ranging from mental health to sanitation and agriculture.

So far there are ongoing discussions to use the project as a template to replicate in other villages devastated by the cyclone.”

It is not yet known how long the Israeli team will stay in Fiji.

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