Port Vila, Vanuatu (30 March 2015) – Tropical Cyclone Pam swept through the archipelago of Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, wiping out homes and infrastructure, destroying the electricity network and razing crops in the mainly agricultural country. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Vanuatu, Ms Osnat Lubrani, visited Tafea Province on Saturday to see the effect of the cyclone on a vulnerable population.
(Port Vila, 21 March 2015) It is one week since Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, bringing widespread devastation to the island nation and leaving some 65,000 people homeless. Aerial surveys from the outer islands confirm widespread destruction of homes, buildings and crops. Seventeen people have lost their lives.