Yesterday afternoon, a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 aircraft landed at the Nadi International Airport with a delivery of relief supplies following tropical cyclone Ana.

The C-17 aircraft, which is the largest aircraft operated by the Australian Defence Force, was met by Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner, Paul Wilson, Commissioner Western, Mesake Ledua, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director Oceania and Americas Bureau, Jonetani Tagivetaua, and staff from the Australian High Commission’s humanitarian team.

Airport officials were on site to ensure COVID-19 protocols were strictly maintained throughout.

Australian High Commissioner, John Feakes, said “Australia is committed to backing the Fijian Government’s quick response by ensuring additional relief supplies are made available by Australia.”

“We will work together with the Fijian Government, the NDMO and local support services to ensure distribution of supplies to impacted communities.

The thoughts and prayers of Australians are with their Fijian vuvale at this time,” Mr Feakes said.

This flight included the following supplies from the Australian Government:- Hygiene Kits- Bed Nets- Shelter- Sleeping Mats- Blankets- Kitchen Kits- Tarpaulins- Solar lighting and Phone Chargers- Chainsaws & PPE- Shelter Tool Kits Australia stands with the Fijian Government and people of Fiji during this difficult time. 

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