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  1. Fiji and Vanuatu in the mix at Jakarta summitRead the original story

    Sunday | Fiji Times

    Update: 4:28PM Fiji and Vanuatu are among countries with representatives attending this week's Asia Africa Conference in Jakarta as observers. On the sidelines of the summit, Vanuatu's Foreign Minister Sato Kilman met his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi, and discussed his government's plan to open an embassy in Jakarta.

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  2. Vanuatu cargo cults see cyclone aid as a signRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... event they had been foretelling for decades. Cyclone Pam, one of the worst storms to hit the Pacific, slammed into Vanuatu last month leaving widespread destruction in its path. After almost a month, many people are still struggling to find enough ...

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  3. NGO cooperation helps residents reclaim neighbourh...Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Scoop

    Groups of local men and women have taken to the streets of Port Vila, Vanuatu to help clean up the neighbourhoods hardest hit by Cyclone Pam as part of a joint Caritas/ Vanuatu Diocesan Disaster Committee -Oxfam Cash for Work programme. Groups of local men and women have taken to the streets of Port Vila, Vanuatu to help clean up the neighbourhoods hardest hit by Cyclone Pam as part of a joint Caritas/ Vanuatu Diocesan Disaster Committee -Oxfam 'Cash for Work' programme.

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  4. ADF completes Cyclone Pam recovery mission in VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | ABC News

    The Australian Defence Force has completed its recovery mission in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu, with the last remaining personnel preparing to return to Australia. More than 500 ADF members were deployed to Vanuatu to assist in the international aid effort after Tropical Cyclone Pam tore through the country last month, killing 11 people.

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  5. Vanuatu continues to face health challengesRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Scoop

    Working with the Ministry of Health of Vanuatu and other partners, the World Health Organization has made significant progress in addressing the health needs of the more than 160 000 people affected by Cyclone Pam. However, a month after the Category 5 storm ravaged the Pacific island country, many pressing health challenges remain.

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  6. Australian troops return from Vanuatu humanitarian missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | ABC News

    The HMAS Tobruk has docked in Townsville in north Queensland after a three week humanitarian operation in cyclone ravaged Vanuatu. Cyclone Pam killed 11 people and destroyed homes, infrastructure and 90 per cent of crops.

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  7. Interisland shipping support project gets funding boostRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Scoop

    The Asian Development Bank , with the Governments of New Zealand and Vanuatu, have provided additional financing of $18.48 million, $4.65 million, and $1.607 million respectively to the Vanuatu Interisland Shipping Support Project. The project is upgrading domestic port facilities, expanding regular and reliable shipping services to the provinces, and improving maritime safety regulation and compliance.

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  8. Rotary's wishing well will help VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Merimbula News Weekly

    ... have been involved with a specific RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) project in Port Resolution Vanuatu for many years. Following major cyclones that devastated Tanna Island Vanuatu in 2004, RAWCS has been helping with the aim of long ...

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  9. South Sea Islanders see little improvement in housing, health, educationRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | ABC News

    ... born and raised in Mackay in North Queensland. His mother is a direct descendent of labourers who were brought from Vanuatu to Australia to work on cane farms in Queensland and northern New South Wales. The practice known 'blackbirding' saw between ...

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  10. Locals help in Vanuatu repairRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Merimbula News Weekly

    Merimbula's Kim Hammond has recently returned from her trip to Vanuatu in which she helped to fix houses and deliver supplies to people in need after cyclone Pam tore through the nation. Kim Hammond standing in front of a 200 to 300 year old tree that was uprooted and thrown upside down.

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  11. Medical support following cycloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Shepparton News Online

    Ms Tipping divides her time between working as an associate nursing manager in emergency at Bendigo Health and a midwife at St John of God. Ms Tipping worked with disaster recovery teams in Swaziland and Papua New Guinea and, last month, joined an Australian medical assistance team in Vanuatu after tropical cyclone Pam hit.

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  12. Food and water shortages still critical in Vanuatu after Cyclone PamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | ABC News

    Tens of thousands of people in Vanuatu are still facing critical food and water shortages a month after Cyclone Pam hit, aid agencies say. The category five cyclone that struck Vanuatu and neighbouring islands was one of the worst in living memory for the Pacific region, destroying many homes, schools and an estimated 90 per cent of crops.

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  13. Hunter raised funds used to build shelters in VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | ABC News

    The Salvation Army says funds raised by Hunter people to assist cyclone devastated Vanuatu will be used to build a number of cyclone proof dwellings on the island of Tanna. A Salvos fundraising campaign in the region was led by a $1million donation by former Newcastle Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy.

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  14. Aust engineers fix damaged hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | NEWS.com.au

    ... of. "These are the kind of jobs we love to do. To be able to help a people in desperate need, which the people of Vanuatu were, is not something we would ever shirk from and something the guys love doing," he said in a statement. Lenakel acting ...

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  15. Photos reveal remote island's seldom-seen way of lifeRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | FlickrBlog

    ... incredible experience," he says. "Everywhere we filmed was very different." The first episode of the show profiles Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. While Vanuatu's capital has five-star hotels, restaurants, and shops, a ...

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  16. Vanuatu: Protecting children from diarrhoeaRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Scoop

    To help children facing the life-threatening risk of diarrhoeal disease in the wake of Cyclone Pam, the Vanuatu Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization are working together to communicate critical public health advice via mobile phone text messages. "Diarrhoeal disease can be deadly, especially in children," said Mr Viran Tovu, a senior official at the Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

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  17. Red Cross assessor describes ravaged VanuatuRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Otago Daily Times

    Red Cross disaster response co-ordinator Douglas Clark made that comment yesterday, after returning to his Dunedin home after spending three weeks in Vanuatu. As a member of the Field Assessment and Co-ordination Team , he went to that country, ravaged by Cyclone Pam, to assess the damage and determine what was needed.

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  18. RAAF Vanuatu rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Hawkesbury Gazette

    A team from RAAF Base Richmond helped bring back more than 200 Australians trapped in Vanuatu after the cyclone there two weeks ago. A team from RAAF Base Richmond helped bring back more than 200 Australians trapped in Vanuatu after the cyclone there two weeks ago.

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  19. Local Liaison a Vital Role in Helping VanuatuRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Scoop

    Aucklander Jonno Dick, a Captain in the New Zealand Army, has deployed as a Civil-Military Co-operation liaison officer in cyclone-devastated Vanuatu. CAPT Dick, 33, is an officer in the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, which is the unit responsible for supplying CIMIC teams for deployments such as this one.

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  20. Vanuatu loses tourist income after cycloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Marlborough Express

    Roofs were torn off homes, power lines were stuck down, fruit trees stripped, but the people of Vanuatu aren't letting Cyclone Pam get the better of them. Express reporter Chloe Winter asks Blenheim men Jono Bushell and Jason Kennard how people are coping and how they plan to rebuild their business.

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