Vanuatu: Tropical Cyclone Pam Situation Report No. 5 (as of 19 March 2015)
Distribution of emergency aid continues to communities identified as in need of urgent assistance.
The Government-led joint Initial Rapid Needs Assessments will continue on 20 March.
Priority needs emerging from assessments are for WASH, particularly potable water, food, shelter and health.
A consolidated situation analysis of assessments, which are now 80 per cent complete, will be produced to inform a Government-led response and distribution plan due to be finalized by 20 March.
Widespread damage to crops has prompted the Government to include seed packs for replanting in planned distributions.
A Flash Appeal will be launched shortly to support ongoing response operations.
13 Confirmed fatalities
3,995 People in evacuation centres
39 Evacuation centres