· More than a month after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit, the second wave of WFP and Government emergency food distributions is well underway, reaching the 23 affected islands. To date, WFP and cooperating partners have distributed over 200mt of commodities such as rice, canned fish, and noodles, to approximately 33,000 people on 13 WFP-supported islands.
· WFP staff visited the Efate offshore islands and the Tanna Islands to observe and monitor the distributions. The visits strengthened cooperation between Governments, NGO partners and the local authorities, while also helping gather information from beneficiaries. The visits garnered key lessons learned for upcoming distributions.