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Tropical Cyclone HAROLD ~ Australian Aid For Fiji

Royal Australian Air Force Air Load Team members commence the offloading of Australian humanitarian aid stores from a RAAF C17A Globemaster aircraft [© Commonwealth of Australia]
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III today delivered humanitarian aid to Fiji to support the Tropical Cyclone HAROLD disaster relief efforts.

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ADoD News Release, 18 April 2020: The Australian Defence Force is contributing to the whole-of-Australian government response to the current humanitarian crisis in Fiji as a result of Tropical Cyclone HAROLD which impacted Fiji on 6 April 2020.

A Royal Australian Air Force No. 36 Squadron C17A Globemaster aircraft, loaded with humanitarian aid, takes off from RAAF Base Amberley bound for Fiji [© Commonwealth of Australia: Cpl Jesse Kane]

On Saturday 18 April, a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from No. 36 Squadron departed RAAF Base Amberley loaded with pallets of humanitarian aid to support the disaster relief efforts of the Government of Fiji.

Royal Australian Air Force and staff at the Nadi International Airport, Fiji commence the offloading of Australian humanitarian aid stores from a RAAF C17A Globemaster aircraft [© Commonwealth of Australia]
Staff at the Nadi International Airport, Fiji commence the offloading of Australian humanitarian aid stores from a RAAF C17A Globemaster aircraft [© Commonwealth of Australia]

Australia’s response and delivery of the humanitarian aid has taken the threat of COVID-19 to Fiji as a key consideration of force preservation and safety.

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