FijiLIFE Foundation plays a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Working closely with our charity partners in Fiji and other organizations that specialize in disaster relief, FijiLIFE members raise funds to support every phase of a community’s recovery, especially Covid-19.
Helping with financial and material when natural disasters strike or other humanitarian crises arise.
Following the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March 2020, Fiji made health and safety its top priority.
Fiji was the first country in the Pacific to access COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, and through bilateral partnerships has procured enough vaccines to vaccinate all eligible adults 18yrs old and above.
Fiji has a robust vaccination program that is being supported by the tourism industry, with many resorts and hotels now fully vaccinated.
“The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected Fiji beyond public health, in profound direct and indirect ways. The effects coalesce primarily around social, economic and political issues presenting individuals, organisations, and communities with livelihood, work, education, cultural and church obligation challenges. With international border closures, supply chains are disrupted and food insecurity has increased. Fiji’s major income earner, the tourism industry and other major and small non-essential businesses have closed. This has resulted in a huge population of unemployed workers pushing them in to poverty. Fijian households, especially those living in the growing poor squatter settlements in the greater Suva area, face significant uncertainties.”