The Sydney-based Fijian diaspora in Australia have contributed FJ$15,500.00 towards the Fijian Government’s rehabilitation and recovery efforts following the aftermaths of Tropical Cyclones Yasa and TC Ana.
The Fiji Day Celebrations Sydney group today formally presented the cheque to Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia, Mr. Luke Daunivalu.
While receiving the cheque on behalf of the Honourable Prime Minister, High Commissioner Daunivalu conveyed the Fijian Government’s appreciation to the President of the Fiji Day Organising Committee, Mr Allan Gock and his group for their generosity and support to the Fijian Government’s rehabilitation efforts.
While presenting the cheque, Mr. Gock expressed the Committee’s hope that the financial contribution would assist Fijians rebuild their lives in the aftermath of recent tropical cyclones.
Over the past few years, the Committee has organised Fiji Day celebrations in Sydney and have contributed over FJ$170,000 in support of charitable organisations in Fiji which, includes support to the Fijian Government’s work in post-disaster relief assistance.
The Fijian diaspora groups, individuals and friends of Fiji have also made contributions towards Fiji’s rehabilitation and relief work following the devastations caused by TC Yasa and TC Ana in recent months.
This assistance was mobilised directly through partner groups and organisations in Fiji.
The Fiji High Commission in Canberra and the Sydney-based Fiji Consulate-General and Trade Commission office also work closely with Fijian diaspora organisations, groups and individuals in Australia to facilitate their assistance to those Fijians who have been adversely impacted by the recent cyclones.