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In-pictures - Cyclone Winston: Fiji Red Cross psychosocial support activities

Destruction in Togowere village, Ra district, where many houses were destroyed or damaged by Cyclone Winston. After the storm, local children found the Red Cross flag and decided to raise it as a sign of hope. Holly Griffin/IFRC

 

Fiji Red Cross staff and volunteers debrief with psychosocial support delegate Holly Griffin, after a day working in the community following Cyclone Winston. Cynthia Irwine/Fiji Red Cross Society

 

Fiji Red Cross volunteers and staff travel to communities affected by Cyclone Winston to provide psychosocial support. Psychosocial support was identified as a need after the Category 5 Cyclone Winston, the biggest to ever hit Fiji. Holly Griffin/IFRC

 

 

Fiji Red Cross volunteers and staff from Lautoka branch, who have just been trained in Psychological First Aid. Fiji Red Cross Society

 



Psychosocial support delegate Holly Griffin with children from Togowere village, where Cyclone Winston severely damaged many houses. Gillian Hickes/ICRC

 



The roof of the Naisua family home was blown away by Cyclone Winston during a terrifying night for the family of four adults and five children, who took shelter together in their truck. Two weeks after the cyclone the children are all smiles as they talk about their hopes of returning to school in the coming week. Holly Griffin/IFRC

 



Fiji Red Cross volunteers from Vanua Levu training in Psychological First Aid and psychosocial support so they can help communities affected by Cyclone Winston. Holly Griffin/IFRC

 

Fiji Red Cross volunteers debrief after providing psychosocial support to communities affected by Cyclone Winston. Holly Griffin/IFRC

 

IFRC is training Fiji Red Cross volunteers in psychological first aid, so they can help people in their own communities recover emotionally from the storm. Holly Griffin/IFRC

 

Psychosocial support delegate Holly Griffin discusses the psychological impacts of disasters while facilitating a Psychological First Aid training course for Fiji Red Cross volunteers. Cynthia Irwine/Fiji Red Cross Society 

 

Psychosocial support delegate Holly Griffin talks to Fiji Red Cross volunteer Teresia Daurewa about how her family and community are coping post-Tropical Cyclone Winston. Gillian Hickes/ICRC


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