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27 May 2015 description

Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu with 250 kilometer-per-hour winds on 13 March 2015, causing widespread damage on 22 of 80 islands. It affected nearly half of the population. Some 96% of crops were destroyed, 75,000 people needed shelter, and 100,000 people were left without access to safe drinking water. Remarkably, the death toll was surprisingly low, with just eleven confirmed fatalities. Much of this can be attributed to the light structure of the traditional houses, as well as functioning nation-wide early warning mechanisms, such as the use of text messaging.

27 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Micronesia continues to work under the leadership of the State and FSM National Governments, and in tandem with local partners, to identify and meet immediate humanitarian needs emerging from Typhoon Maysak.

  • In Chuuk, IOM is supporting the Chuuk State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) priorities of food and shelter materials.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description

Mataso island residents packed the beachfront, awaiting the return of family members after many weeks of separation. As the patrol boat carrying 53 of their relatives drew closer, two small boats sped out to greet the travellers, for whom this four-hour voyage across rough seas from Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, marked the end of a much rougher two-month journey.

27 May 2015 description

Posted by John Kimbrough on Tuesday, May 26th 2015

It only takes one bad storm to kill or injure thousands, inflict billions of dollars in damage, and wreak havoc on communities in its path. As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, USAID joins other response organizations in raising public awareness and preparedness efforts for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season.

25 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The Regional Bureau in Bangkok has confirmed the extension of the ETC’s support until 15 June, in line with the request from the Government of Vanuatu. Decommissioning of equipment will now be finished by 20 June.

  • Over 300 humanitarians have registered to use internet connectivity provided by ETC partners, emergency.lu and Ericsson Response, on Tanna Island.

  • The ETC continues to provide connectivity to the government and humanitarians in 5x identified sites across Vanuatu.

25 May 2015 description

Category Five Tropical Cyclone Pam made landfall in Vanuatu on March 13th 2015, resulting in storm surges and sustained winds of up to 240 km per hour throughout the affected area of the country. REACH, through its global partnership with the Global Shelter Cluster, was deployed to Vanuatu at the end of March 2015 to facilitate the implementation of a shelter and settlements vulnerability assessment designed to inform the medium to long term strategy of the Vanuatu Shelter Cluster.

25 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nutrition: UNICEF continues to provide urgent nutrition support to treat and prevent deterioration of nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) through delivery of infant and young child feeding support, treatment of severe acute malnutrition and the provision of micronutrients in affected areas.

24 May 2015 description
report ActionAid

Thursday 21st May 2015 Natalie Curtis Senior Editorial and Stories Manager

This week ActionAid teamed up with Greenpeace and its most famous ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to deliver aid to cyclone-struck Vanuatu.

The Rainbow Warrior set sail from Sydney three weeks ago to reach Vanuatu. The South Pacific Ocean island nation - made up of 82 islands - was devastated by Cyclone Pam two months ago. The cyclone killed 24 people, destroyed nearly all of the nation's food crops and left many people homeless.

23 May 2015 description

I am pleased to announce that Australia will provide additional support to the long-term recovery of Vanuatu from Tropical Cyclone Pam, the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in Vanuatu.

Cyclone Pam caused severe damage to housing, health centres, schools and other critical infrastructure in affected areas, and to Vanuatu’s key industries of tourism and agriculture.

Australia provided an early life-saving package of more than $10 million, including deployment of disaster response, medical and search and rescue teams.

22 May 2015 description

Overview

The complex and unique context of Cuba also affects the development of the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) in respect to the diversification of its financing, the modernization of its management and facilities and the implementation of its activities. The 2014 plan took this into consideration, as did the activities planned in the 2014-15 country plan.

22 May 2015 description

Following Cyclone Pam, which caused widespread damage when it struck Vanuatu on March 13th 2015, REACH teams were on the ground to implement a detailed inter-agency shelter and settlements vulnerability assessment in partnership with the Global Shelter Cluster.

22 May 2015 description
report Caritas

VANUATU - TROPICAL CYCLONE PAM

Cyclone Pam was the largest cyclone to ever hit Vanuatu and caused devastation across the South Pacific island nation when it made landfall on 13 March, 2015. A category 5 storm, up to 90 per cent of buildings were destroyed or damaged on some islands, and 75 per cent of vegetable and fruit crops were destroyed.

PROVIDING SHELTER AFTER THE STORM

21 May 2015 description

Key findings

  • Over 2 million people died from natural disasters between 1970 and 2014 in Asia and the Pacific, or 56.6 per cent of the fatalities globally. Earthquakes and tsunamis were the main cause of deaths, despite their relatively infrequent occurrences.

  • 6 billion people from the region were affected by disasters over the same period, or 87.6 per cent of people affected globally. Floods and drought were not the deadliest disasters but affected the highest number of people at 5 billion.

21 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Palau

• Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours dans les îles Cook et les îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire des cas à Kiribati a réduit de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent 38 cas, dans la semaine s’achevant le 17 mai 2015. Au 20 mai 2015, il y a eu 539 cas depuis novembre 2014.