21 Apr 2009

EU supports UNICEF water project in Fiji

1:38 pm on 21 April 2009

The European Union has agreed to contribute to a UNICEF project in Fiji to help with the repair water and sanitation infrastructure damaged by last Jauary's flash floods.

The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office has committed just over 300,000 US dollars to the project which is focused on schools, health centers and some public institutions in the flood affected areas.

The UNICEF project is to help school children and villagers in over 28 severely affected locations in Fiji to have access to clean water.

The EU contribution is in addition to the one million US dollars made available for flood relief in January through the Fiji Education Sector Programme.

An assessment in early February put the Fiji flood damage at more than 40 million US dollars.