On 14 March 2015 tropical cyclone Pam made landfall over the island nation of Vanuatu and caused widespread damage and destruction. The International Charter for Space and Major Disasters was activated on 12 March 2015 by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA. UNITAR/UNOSAT products and geographic datasets are available at http://www.unitar.org/unosat/maps/VUT. The table below provides satellite image detected damage statistics for regions of Vanuatu. Figures are based upon analysis of satellite imagery acquired on 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 March 2015, as well as data from outside sources such as Open Street Map. It is important to note the presence of limitations in these data sources and that this assessment is not a field survey and should be treated with caution.
This document is part of an on-going satellite monitoring program of UNITAR/UNOSAT for the Vanuatu cyclone in support of international humanitarian assistance and created to respond to the needs of UN agencies and their partners. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT at the contact information below.