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New Caledonia To Provide $2 Million Aid To Farmers
Monies allocated to deal with effects of Cyclone Freda

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Feb. 19, 2013) – The New Caledonian government has decided that more than US$2 million will be given to farmers affected by tropical depression Freda at the end of December.

It says the funds will be disbursed from the farmers’ insurance scheme and see payments go 540 members territory-wide.

Last month, the French overseas territories minister said heavy rain and high winds brought by Freda caused damage worth US$10 million in New Caledonia.

The minister, Victorin Lurel, said at the time, almost all damage reported was to public buildings.

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