2 Mar 2016

Replanting food gardens for Fiji disaster victims

8:40 pm on 2 March 2016

The aid agency Care Australia is getting ready to help Fijians replant vegetable gardens destroyed by Cyclone Winston.

Rotting bananas at the foot of broken trees.

Rotting bananas at the foot of broken trees. Photo: RNZ / Alex Perrottet

Since the disaster 11 days ago, Care Australia has been working alongside a locally based NGO called Live and Learn Fiji.

Its head of the emergency response, Charlie Damon, said the Fiji government is co-ordinating all aid efforts and had to sign off on her agency's plan to help people with gardens.

"Once that is all signed off then we can go ahead with re-planting.

"We know that the government has been distributing food as part of their assistance, so we are not concerned about those immediate food needs, but of course we do want to support commmunities in moving forward.

"We are getting all those partnerships set up and signed off so we can start that process next week."