About 266 Beggars from major Towns and Cities around Fiji have been Profiled by the Department of Social Welfare.

This was revealed by the Ministry of Women’s Director – Rupeni Fatiaki during the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation 2013-2017 Annual Report Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Affairs in Parliament.

Fatiaki says that the Department of Social Welfare has assisted beggars by providing bean carts and assisting them in looking for Employment opportunity as well.

He says there is a special unit at the Department  that looks after the beggars in finding their families as well as Accommodations.

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