Disasters and Disaster Management – Sendai Framework, Floods, Cyclones, etc.

India dispatches relief material to cyclone hit Fiji

  1. Context: As part of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts in the neighbourhood
  2. Dispatched relief material to the island nation includes food, medicines and tents
  3. Relevance: Fiji was hit by a massive cyclone ‘Winston’ last week. The island nation had also requested foreign aid
  4. Aid: India has already announced aid in the aftermath of the disaster. It extended USD one million in immediate assistance to Fiji after devastating Cyclone Winston hits
  5. Background: Cyclone Winston was the most powerful tempest recorded in the southern hemisphere
  6. This hit Fiji at speeds of 200 miles per hour, causing extensive flooding and rendering thousands homeless

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