ADB to provide $US3 million to Tuvalu for cyclone recovery
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 29 January 2020
“The Asian Development Bank will provide a $US3 million grant to Tuvalu to assist with its recovery from Cyclone Tino.
“Tino caused widespread damage in the country with disaster authorities estimating that half of the country's population, of approximately 11,000 people, have been severely affected by the storm.
“The government is still conducting a full damage assessment but on the main island Funafuti alone 200 people have had to be evacuated from their homes.
“Furthermore, there has been significant damage to critical infrastructure.
“The bank says the grant will help fund priority early recovery activities and life-saving services.
"The ADB grant was made available to the government through a fast-disbursing contingency facility to help them restore essential services," said the Regional Director of ADB's Pacific Sub regional Office in Fiji Mr. Masayuki Tachiiri”.
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