Tropical Cyclone Winston

Tropical Cyclone Winston tore through Fiji on 20 and 21 February, flattening houses and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. At its peak, the Cyclone was estimated to have sustained winds of 230kmph, making it one of the most severe cyclones ever to hit the South Pacific. There have been 42 confirmed fatalities, and more than 51,000 people are still sheltering in evacuation centres. The Fiji Government has estimated the damage bill from Tropical Cyclone Winston to be almost half a billion dollars.

Courtesy of Fiji Red Cross

ACFID Members are assessing the impact of the Cyclone and working with local partners to provide assistance to those affected.  Members are providing immediate food and non-food assistance and shelter and supporting the official response. The ACFID members listed below have launched appeals to support the response to Cyclone Winston in the Pacific.

Gifts in Kind

While ACFID greatly appreciates the generosity of the Australian public in providing financial and non-financial support during times of crises, we strongly encourage members of the public not to donate goods to support the response. For more information, please see this brief which describes why cash donations are most often preferable to goods in kind by Australian humanitarian NGO

Act for Peace

ActionAid Australia

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia

AFAP Action on Poverty

Australian Red Cross

CARE Australia

ChildFund Australia

CUFA – Credit Union Foundation Australia

Global Mission Partners

Habitat for Humanity Australia

Motivation Australia Development Organisation

MSC Mission Office


PLAN International Australia

RedR Australia

Save the Children Australia

UNICEF Australia

Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA


World Education Australia