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Vanuatu: Tropical Cyclone Pam Situation Report No. 9 (as of 23 March 2015)

Situation Report
Originally published



  • About 166,000 people, including 82,000 children on 22 islands in Vanuatu are estimated to have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

  • Around 75,000 people are in need of shelter; 110,000 people are without access to clean drinking water.

  • Food assistance has been dispatched and has now reached approximately 120,000 people.

  • Distribution of shelter kits for approximately 15,000 people is ongoing in the rural areas of Efate Island and has commenced on the Shepherd Islands.

  • Initial Rapid Needs Assessments have been completed in all the affected provinces.

  • Root crops, which make up at least 80 per cent of the local food source for the entire population, have been significantly damaged across all affected islands.

  • Around 166,000 people will require food and assistance in agricultural recovery to sustain their livelihoods.

  • All islands in Tafea Province and the outer islands of Shefa Province remain high priority areas for water, food, shelter and health assistance.

11* Confirmed fatalities

166,000 People affected on 22 islands

3,306 People in evacuation centres in Efate

30 Evacuation Centres in Efate

75,000 People in need of emergency shelter

110,000 People in need of clean drinking water

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