Vanuatu: Tropical Cyclone Pam Situation Report No. 5 (as of 19 March 2015)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 19 Mar 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

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