The Asian Development Bank has approved 2 million Fijian dollars grant to the Government of Fiji to help fund priority recovery activities following Tropical Cyclone Yasa.
Regional Director of ADB’s Pacific Subregional Office in Fiji Masayuki Tachiiri says this is the second Tropical Cyclone this year to cause severe destruction in Fiji, as its economy continues to be impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Tachiiri says the emergency funds may be used to provide support for the restoration of basic social services, transitional shelter, and safe food and water to affected communities.
Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, and the remote islands of the Yasawa, Lomaiviti, and Lau groups were in the direct path of Tropical Cyclone Yasa.
The grant is sourced from ADB’s Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund.