18 Feb 2008

Villagers in parts of Fiji said to be running out of food after Cyclone Gene

10:29 am on 18 February 2008

Villagers in the Naitasiri and Tailevu North and Ra areas of Fiji are reportedly running out of food supplies after their plantations were destroyed by Cyclone Gene.

One villager near the Wailoa Power Station said told the Fiji Times they had enough food to last them for a week and after that they would be at the mercy of Government who had yet to assess the area.

A local village leader in the area, Waisake Turuva, said all their plantations were damaged during the cyclone and plantations that used to feed students at the school in Laselevu were also badly damaged also.