On February 20th, Cyclone Winston, the largest cyclone ever recorded
in the Southern Hemisphere, waged a path of destruction through the island nation of Fiji.
Over a third of the population felt the full terrifying fury of Cyclone Winston's 300+km/hr winds (see statistics in photos).
The sheer scale of the disaster is overwhelming. Thankfully, Aid and Emergency assistance is starting to pour in from New Zealand, Australia, China, India, USA, and France to name a few.
Aid agencies, Church, Corporate and private groups have mobilized and are attempting to reach out to those areas most affected.
With all this, there is still so much more to be done, and so many more people in scattered pockets across the islands, in desperate need of assistance.
This appeal by the Photographers of Fiji, is to raise funds from its 660+ members, and others who may wish to donate, to directly contribute cash to a list of groups that are making a difference across the nation.
Donations will be equally shared across all the groups in the list every week, for the duration of the appeal.LIST OF GROUPS
(as at 29th Feb)
- SEA MERCY
- FIJI RED CROSS
- GLOBAL COMPASSION