India is all set to offer immediate supply of relief materials to the island nation Fiji, which has been hit by a category five cyclone Winston. The supply of 44 metric tonnes include food, medicines, tents and kitchen sets.
The materials are being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai to the island nation’s capital Suva, in an Indian Air Force aircraft C-17 Globemaster, and are being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in Suva.
The National Disaster Management Authority is coordinating the relief operations with the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Food Processing, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Indian Red Cross Society and NDRF.
The cyclone has hit with a wind speed of 325 km per hour and waved up to 12 m high. It has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption.