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03 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

DUBAÏ, 3 juillet 2015 (IRIN) - Un nouveau rapport analysant l’intervention humanitaire qui a suivi le passage du cyclone Pam accuse une fois de plus les agences d’aide humanitaire internationales de n’avoir pas su coordonner efficacement leur action avec les acteurs locaux et nationaux.

30 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated states of Micronesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, Tonga
  • Prolonged Fever:Kiribati, Tonga
  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

Other updates


30 Jun 2015 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a $26 million package, aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam.

“Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting the tourism sector back up a running is vital to Vanuatu’s long-term recovery from Cyclone Pam,” Mr McCully says.

30 Jun 2015 description

More than 140 delegates from across the Pacific are gathering in Auckland this week to discuss the future of humanitarian action in the region.

Read more on the OCHA website.

29 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 5,381 children have been issued with a new birth certificate

  • 70 service providers from churches in Port Vila participated in two Child Protection in Emergency trainings

  • 141 children and youths participated in psychological support sessions on Pentecost

  • An additional 1,426 children aged between 6 and 59 months have received micronutrient powder in Malempa, Shefa and Tafea Provinces, bringing the total to 1,767

  • Two WASH ‘lessons learned’ workshops completed

29 Jun 2015 description

Executive Summary

In March 2015 Vanuatu was struck by one of the worst disasters ever experienced in the Pacific.
Winds gusting up to 320 km per hour destroyed homes, infrastructure, crops and livestock and left more than half the population in need of emergency assistance.

25 Jun 2015 description

A specialised team from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has successfully completed its contribution to the Cyclone Pam damage assessment in Vanuatu, using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.

The technical assessment team was deployed to assist with the Vanuatu Government’s damage assessment in April, tasked with determining damage to infrastructure and buildings, coastal inundation and three-dimensional shoreline change.

25 Jun 2015 description



Hight risk of severe drought in PNG,
Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Island. The risk of drought is also high for Palau, Northern Marianas and Guam, FSM and Marshall Islands.

Increased rainfall

Above normal rainfall is expected in Kiribati between June and August 2015


24 Jun 2015 description

23 June, Port Vila

One hundred days since tropical cyclone Pam swept through the Pacific, the Government of Vanuatu is reviewing its disaster response arrangements.

A Lessons Learnt Workshop, hosted by the National Disaster Management Office, will take place in Port Vila on 24 to 25 June to inform the development and implementation of improved procedures for disaster management in Vanuatu.

23 Jun 2015 description

The goal of the Vanuatu Shelter Cluster is to provide people affected by Tropical Cyclone PAM with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter.

23 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund


According to the World Risk Index 2014, the Pacific has four (Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea) of the top ten countries at greatest risk. Vanuatu is at the top of the list. In previous years, Fiji was also included among the top ten.

23 Jun 2015 description

1. Purpose

The purpose of this document is to capture the key lessons of the Education Cluster response to Tropical Cyclone Pam. These lessons are intended to inform the broader National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) lessons learned workshop, and the future development of the Education Cluster in Vanuatu.

2. Introduction

23 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$32.29 million in International Development Association (IDA) grants and credits to support the Pacific Resilience Program – a series of projects to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ resilience to natural disasters.

23 Jun 2015 description

1. Purpose

The purpose of this document is to capture the key lessons of the shelter cluster response to Tropical Cyclone Pam. These lessons are intended to inform the broader National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) lessons learned workshop, and the future development of the shelter cluster in Vanuatu.

2. Introduction

22 Jun 2015 description


Establishing crop Nursery

Assessment Report on Mataso Island

Distribution of planting materials to affected Islands due to cyclone Pam

Food Security Assessment on PangPang, Eton, & Teouma

Information Management trainings

Soil fertility, Root Crop, & Vegetable Production Workshop in Paam & South East Ambrym

Okeanos Appreciation

Production Workshop in Lamap

22 Jun 2015 description

Vanuatu has welcomed Australia's pledge to increase the numbers of seasonal workers accepted in Australia, in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

22 Jun 2015 description

Vanuatu has marked 100 days since Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, killing at least 11 people and rendering tens of thousands homeless.

On some islands, up to 90 per cent of homes were destroyed, with infrastructure severely damaged and access to food and water limited.

While foreign aid came in thick-and-fast in the aftermath of the category 5 storm, there was some concern recent natural disasters like the Nepal earthquake last month had redirected funds away from the island country, possible making the task of rebuilding more difficult.

22 Jun 2015 description


The Pacific Region had nine major emergencies between November 2013 and June 2014.The 2014 - 2015 cyclone season has been one of the most active in terms of the number and intensity of cyclones, as well as the length of season. A total of 9 cyclones were observed with five of these having significant humanitarian consequences.

22 Jun 2015 description

1 Executive Summary

A National Debriefing Workshop for TC Lusi facilitated by National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with help from VHT partners was held on Monday, 21 July 2014. The Workshop focused on four main objectives related to the development of improved procedures for Logistics, Coordination, Communication and Information Management and Assessments.