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Victims from TC Gita are still waiting for Government for assistance

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 2/05/2018

The Secretary General of Tonga Red Cross Society says hundreds of people are still waiting for the government to help them rebuild their houses that were destroyed by Cyclone Gita, in February.

Sione Taumoefolau says Tonga Red Cross has few roles to play after its initial assistance efforts.

He says it has been three months after the cyclone hit Tongatapu and ‘Eua and works are needed to be done to repair the damaged.

The Secretary General of Tonga Red Cross says they are concerned about the houses that were damaged at the low lying areas especially in times of heavily rain.

He says lately, more rains have been recorded but more works are needed to be done to ensure that there will be no outbreak in the country.

Some families in Tongatapu have repaired their homes after the cyclone while some are still waiting for assistance.

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