Tu vakaukauwa Viti! (“Stand Strong Fiji!”)

Asia, Fiji
Date Publish: 
22 Mar 2016

A photo story by Robyn Ormerod, part of the IOM Surge team responding to Cyclone Winston, the strongest ever storm to make landfall in the southern hemisphere.

Saying that I feel exhausted may be an understatement. However, I am driven by adrenalin and the urgency to provide every ounce of my mental and physical capacity to this collective humanitarian emergency response in Fiji.  Well, adrenalin and extra strong coffee multiple times a day!

We have gone through 10 grueling days in Fiji, from helping unload 81 tonnes of IOM relief supplies from a Boeing 747 at Nadi airport to finalising essential partner organization agreements in hotel lobbies at midnight.