REEF islanders in Temotu Province are complaining over what they claimed as unfair distribution of relief supplies to their communities.
Reports reaching the paper said, three villages in Reef have been affected by the unfair distribution. These communities included Tuwo, Malubu and Vaikau villages which were said to be the most affected.
They were badly affected by cyclone Pam last month.
“People in these villages unhappy how the relief supplies were delivered which they said is unfair,” Reef islander, Richard Bapo told the paper yesterday.
He said, in Tuwo, 160 households were affected during cyclone Pam but only 60 bags of rice (20kg) were delivered.
“It causes arguments in Tuwo because relief supplies were not fairly delivered to the people,” he said.
He said people were quick to react to the situation of the unfair distribution of the relief supplies.
“They urged the national disaster authorities to quickly respond to this situation,” he added.
The relief supplies were transported by MV Florence that arrived in Reef on Sunday.
It carried bags of rice to be delivered to the affected villages in Reef Islands that were devastated by cyclone Pam last month.
By TRIXIE CARTER