|Volunteers still hard at work.top pic Fiji Sun bottom The Jet|
Question: If fewer people are in the evacuation centres, have they been forced to return to uninhabitable homes?
Question: If they HAVE gone home, how are they feeding themselves since crops were also destroyed?
Fiji officials say just 50-odd evacuation centres are still operating with 700-and something people in them compared to close to 15,000 going into Easter. But does having fewer evacuation centres and less people in them mean an improvement in the situation?
Information being circulated suggests businesses, NGOs and relief agencies have done a tonne of work since the flash floods hit Fiji last week. Stories and emails tell of a desperate situation and begs the question 'If all of this work is being done by agencies etc, where was the government aid?'
People helping out tell of feeding 1500 people a day and having to turn some away because they didn't have enough to go around. "
We had just fed 600. We had to look at 220 people and not be able to feed them. It's a terrible feeling have to drive away and not be able to help."
Only 30% of Nadi shops open