Vanuatu

Vanuatu ā€“ Cyclone Pam Response, Situation Update (12 April 2015)

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Situation Overview

  • On Friday 13 March, a Category 5 Cyclone named ‘Pam’, caused widespread, severe damage and loss of life throughout Vanuatu, particularly affecting the Central and Southern regions, as these areas experienced direct impact. The most impacted provinces include Shefa, Tafea, Malampa and Penama.

  • The Vanuatu National Emergency Operating Centre (NEOC) / NDMO is managing the coordination of information gathering, initial response and planning for assessments.

Needs

  • The previous need for sourcing locally skilled staff to manage the Port Vila Airport Mobile Storage Unit (MSU) has been cancelled due to closure of said MSU as of Sunday 12 April.

Response

  • The Logistics Cluster meeting schedule has changed to once a week, on Tuesdays at 11am, in the UNICEF tent outside NDMO.

  • Information on limitations and constraints at extended distribution and delivery points on the islands is being collected and consolidated by NDMO, and will be shared with the Logistics Cluster and the humanitarian community for comments later this week.

  • The Eleven drums of fuel for the Provincial Disaster Committees (PDC) at Epi, Emae, Tongoa, Makira, Mataso, Buninga are still prepositioned at the Vanuatu Police dock and are due for departure this weekend by patrol boat.