Tropical Cyclone

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31 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Edward Bani understands sacrifice. He supports his family in Black Sand, one of Port Vila’s poorest communities, by working as a labourer building roads on Tanna Island, a boat journey of several days from Vanuatu’s capital. He was there when Cyclone Pam, an unprecedented Category 5 tropical cyclone, hit Vanuatu, bringing absolute destruction and affecting more than half the country’s population on 22 islands.

31 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

600 children on Tongoa Island, one of the 22 islands in Vanuatu hardest hit by Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam, have received school supplies from UNICEF that will allow them to return to school.

31 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Joyleen (16) comforts her little brother Nathan (4) as he recovers from the brief shock of a potentially life-saving measles vaccine injection. The tears soon disappear and he is quickly back to his curious and social self.

30 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protracted conflict between Government of Burma (GoB) forces and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) continue to cause widespread displacement and insecurity in Kokang self-administered zone

  • The GoB declares a 90-day state of emergency and imposes martial law in Kokang

  • UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Renata Dessallien condemned attack on Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) convoy

30 Mar 2015 description
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2nd Assessment Drop off and Pick Up Points for Malampa Province, with name of location and latitude and longitude.

30 Mar 2015 description
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2nd Assessment Drop off and Pick Up Points for Penama Province including Mere Lava in Torba Province, with name of location and latitude and longitude.

30 Mar 2015 description
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Large scale assessment maps for field teams for:

North and South Erromango, North and South Tanna, Futuna and Aneityum

30 Mar 2015 description
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2nd Assessment Drop off and Pick Up Points for Penama Province including Mere Lava in Torba Province, with name of location and latitude and longitude.

30 Mar 2015 description

Solomon Islands foreign minister, Milner Tozaka has thanked his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart. His Highness sheikh Abdullah bin zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan for the generous contribution of US$200,000 towards assistance to rehabilitate Solomon Islanders from the impact of tropical cyclone Pam.

The assistance was transmitted to Solomon Islands National Disaster Council last week.

Foreign Minister Tozaka said the gesture by UAE demonstrates the strong and firm relations that exist between the two countries.

30 Mar 2015 description

Tropical Cyclone MAYSAK formed in the northern Pacific Ocean, near Pohnpei island, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), on 27 March and started moving west, intensifying rapidly. On 30 March, 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 130 km north-east of Faraulep island, Yap State (FSM) and it was a Typhoon with max. sustained wind speed of 167km/h.

• It affected Chuuk State with strong winds and heavy rainfall. As of 30 March, some damage to houses and power lines was reported (UN OCHA). Media reported at least four people killed in Chuuk State.

30 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

On 22 March, 650 hygiene kits were delivered to Emae Island and distributed prioritizing given to the most vulnerable.

IOM assisted with the relocation of the most vulnerable IDPs from Mataso Island, through conducting predeparture medical checks, including measles immunization for children, and registration

OVERVIEW

30 Mar 2015 description

INTRODUCTION

The SANMA Cluster Assessment Team would like to acknowledge SANMA PDCC Chairman SG SANMA and Sanma Emergency operation Team members for the trust in the team to carry this mission in Assisting PENAMA Provincial Government during Cyclone PAM.We appreciate the challenging task SANMA PDCC and EOC team has given to Team members. Thanks to SANMA SG for his instrumental support to team.

30 Mar 2015 description

Disaster event details

  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam started around 5.00am Saturday 14 March lastng untl 2pm the same day

  • Winds came from the east at frst then shifed to the north and fnally from the west

  • Winds began to ease from 2.00pm on Saturday 14 March 2015

  • Rough seas persisted throughout the duraton of the event and for the following 24 hours.
    Waves were in excess of 10m

  • Efects were felt by all Islands of TAFEA, creatng various needs for each Island.

30 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Planning is ongoing for the second phase of harmonized multi-cluster needs assessments in cyclone-affected areas. These are due to commence on 1 April and will be completed by 8 April.

  • The Government informed that schools used as evacuation centres have now reopened across Vanuatu on 30 March. The Ministry of Education and Training has requested tarpaulins to cover the roofs of approximately 268 classrooms damaged during the cyclone in Malampa, Torba, Tafea and Shefa provinces.

30 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

• The Government and humanitarian partners continue to deliver food, shelter, fuel, clothes, water treatment tablets, medical supplies, and other relief items to the affected islands.

• Rapid assessments have been carried out on the three northern islands (Nanumanga, Niutao,
Nanumea) and the three central islands (Nui,
Nukufetau, Vaitupu).

• Nui suffered the worst damage of the three central islands, with significant damage to crops and livestock.

30 Mar 2015 description

After Cyclone Pam, the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, caused massive damage to the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13, the Government of Vanuatu declared a state of emergency. Two Vanuatu islands, Amrybm and Paama, were severely damaged and International Medical Corps is the only NGO providing medical care on these islands. It has been reported that nearly 100% of homes sustained heavy or total damage in Ambrym and 35% of houses were destroyed in Paama. Food stores are extremely limited and some water sources may be contaminated.

30 Mar 2015 description

VANUATU

As of 27 Mar, Tropical Cyclone Pam affected 166,000 people on 22 islands. 15,000 homes were destroyed leaving some 75,000 people in need of emergency shelter. Emergency food distributions are taking place across the affected islands, however long-term food assistance is urgently needed to avoid a secondary crisis. An appeal was launched requesting nearly US$30 million for emergency assistance.

166,000 people affected
15,000 homes destroyed

PHILIPPINES

30 Mar 2015 description
report GlobalMedic

The damage that remains in the wake of Cyclone Pam is truly sobering. Lush, green vegetation is now stripped of its leaves, leaving behind an unusually bleak landscape. Snapped trunks and fully uprooted trees line the roads, their branches twisted into knots as a reminder of the 320km winds that tore through the island nation.

In partnership with ADRA Vanuatu, the GlobalMedic team traveled through cyclone ravaged communities on Efate today, distributing desperately needed tarpaulins. These supplies will help families whose roofs have been damaged or homes entirely destroyed.