Situation at a glance

The recent floods affecting the two main economic centers in the West, Ba and Nadi and Labasa in the North have had a significant effect in these areas. These include the damages to infrastructure, farms, effects on businesses and loss of jobs, especially in the tourism and service industries. The recent events add to compounding the effects of the pre existing factors of slowdown of economy due to the expiry of leases and the eminent collapse of the sugar industry, closure of numerous shoe and garment factories that provided a source of livelihood for thousands for more than a decade and rising squatter populations, economic slow down due to the events of 2006 and the international economic financial crisis. This seems to have majorly affected families ability to provide basic healthy food, water, education and health to their members


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