Vanuatu: Tropical Cyclone Pam Situation Report No. 8 (as of 22 March 2015)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 22 Mar 2015

Highlights

  • Approximately 14,000 homes have been reported to be destroyed or damaged throughout the provinces of Penama, Malampa, Shefa and Tafea.

  • While food and water supplies have been reaching people on the 22 affected islands, more is still required.

  • Initial food packages have been dispatched to Erromango,
    Tanna, Aniwa, Futuna and Epi islands, serving approximately 7,400 households.

  • A yacht arrived in the Shepherd Islands and has started producing 10,000 litres of safe drinking water per day with its on board water processing unit.

  • Around 4,000 children were vaccinated against measles and received Vitamin A supplementation.

  • As of 22 March, UN OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service recorded a total of US$10 million in financial contributions from donors.

11* Confirmed fatalities

166,000 People affected on 22 islands

3,392 People in evacuation centres in Efate

30 Evacuation Centres in Efate

14,000 Homes destroyed in four provinces

65,000 In need of temporary shelter

Source: Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office, Vanuatu Humanitarian Team

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