The NZ defence forces together with WASH Cluster partners have supplied tanks & water to communities in Epi,
South Nalema, Port Qumi, Sara, Antuan,
Nuvi and Laba, reaching 1,500 people.
The Early Warning Surveillance System for health is currently implemented by the Ministry of Health in the affected areas.
Shelter Cluster pooling resources in order to meet the gaps in assistance in urban and peri-urban areas in Port Vila as well as shelter assistance gaps in Maewo and Mere Lava islands (Penama Province) and Epi and Efira islands (Shefa Province).
Current estimates based on the most recent damage assessment and distribution information from cluster agencies and from the Shefa Provincial Government are: 13,409 houses were damaged and in need of shelter assistance. Shelter distribution has taken place or is underway to 7,671 households in Shefa, Tafea,
Malampa and Penama provinces.