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Fiji: Human rights must be at the core of Cyclone Winston's response

, Index number: ASA 18/3566/2016

On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji. The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific. The cyclone particularly impacted the northern coast of Fiji’s largest main island, Viti Levu. To date 43 people have been confirmed dead due to the cyclone. Additionally, 62 000 people are displaced and currently in 900 evacuation centres. Almost two weeks on from the cyclone, the situation in Fiji remains dire.

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