Christian World Service launched an appeal on Sunday for the people of Vanuatu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam.
The money raised will go to local people providing food, water, healthcare, emergency shelter and non-food items in the short term. In the weeks ahead the focus will shift to rebuilding homes and livelihoods wrecked by the category 5 storm. Through local churches, people will offer psycho-social/pastoral support. The priority is to help vulnerable people and those living in isolated communities.