The Royal Australian Air Force C-17 aircraft returned to the Nadi International Airport with a second delivery of relief supplies from the Australian Government.
The C-17 aircraft, which is the largest aircraft operated by the Australian Defence Force, was received by Australian
High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes as well as representatives from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).
Working with their Fijian colleagues from the disciplined forces and the civil service, the Australian aircrew helped
offload 16 pallets of supplies and equipment, including three from UNICEF, on to government vehicles for rapid distribution to affected communities across the country.
This successful joint operation is another example of the professional and friendly working relationship between
Fiji and Australia at every level, from the soldiers on the tarmac to the NDMO personnel at the humanitarian stores warehouse in Walu Bay.
This delivery includes additional supplies to support Fijians affected by Tropical Cyclone
– Tarpaulins: 2520
– Hygiene Kits: 1008
– Kitchen Kits: 1774
– Solar lights: 1000
– Flat Pack water tank: 10
– Semi collapsible 10lt container:
– Bucket with tap: 1094
– Water purification tablets:
– Mosquito bed nets: 4800