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  1. Vanuatu: Update 2Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | CNN

    We had our first delivery yesterday to our 3 villages partnering with the local government agencies , the French military , another NGO group called liberties of the nations and a super yacht called the dragonfly manned by Aussie seamen that has a desalinization unit. We also flew over 1300 kg of water on our own and delivered it.


  2. Aust defence starts Tanna aid missionRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Australian defence personnel are starting the job of delivering aid and cleaning up the island of Tanna, which was hard-hit when Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu. Navy landing ship HMAS Tobruk arrived off Tanna on Wednesday, with engineers surveying beaches where vehicles and equipment can be landed.


  3. Relief groups rush to deliver aid to Vanuatu's cyclone-hit islands; survivors signal for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Weyburn Review

    Relief workers rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water Wednesday to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer islands, after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes of the South Pacific nation's landscape. Teams of aid workers and government officials were planning to send a boat packed with supplies to hard-hit Tanna Island, where aerial assessments showed more than 80 per cent of homes or buildings had been partially or completely destroyed by Cyclone Pam.


  4. Fiji delivers cyclone relief supplies to VanuatuRead the original story

    Yesterday | Xinhuanet

    The Fiji Response Team, deployed to Vanuatu by the Fijian government, has handed over the first batch of cyclone relief supplies to Vanuatu, the Fijian government said Thursday. The relief supplies, including a container load of dry food rations and clean and safe drinking water, will help Vanuatuan authorities address a critical need for food and water following Tropical Cyclone Pam's devastation earlier this month, according to Fiji's Department of Information.


  5. NZDF Continues Vanuatu Aid EffortRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Scoop

    The New Zealand Defence Force sealift and amphibious support ship HMNZS CANTERBURY has arrived in Port Vila carrying further aid to support Vanuatu's recovery from the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. HMNZS CANTERBURY will offload 150 tonnes of food and other supplies at Port Vila before loading aid including hygiene packs and water purification equipment, destined for Epi Island and others in the Shepherd Islands group about 100 kilometres north of Port Vila.


  6. Israel Quietly Goes On Doing What It Does BestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Israellycool

    ... terrorist haven on its borders, Israel quietly goes on doing what it does best: making the world a better place. Vanuatu, an island nation with a population just a little over 200,000 people, was devastated by Tropical Cyclone Pam earlier this ...


  7. March 24 IsraAid Delivers 40 Tons of Aid to 2 Vanuatu Islands Leveled by Cat.5 Cyclone March 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Kos

    Two days after the storm, Vanuatu, a former French colony, declared a state of emergency, and the nation's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, called for international aid at a conference in Japan attended by UN agencies and the Israeli relief agency IsraAID. IsraAID responded immediately, sending an emergency relief team to the area with supplies of food and water.


  8. Concerns over food aid as Vanuatu rebuilds after stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | ABC News

    Villagers in Vanuatu are relying on their own resources to rebuild almost two weeks after Cyclone Pam devastated the country, an Australian pastor says. We could see places we had never seen before into the distance because it used to be lush and green, and it was all of a sudden absolutely leafless and everything was on the ground.


  9. After cyclone, Israeli mission provides relief in VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Times of Israel

    Two weeks after a tropical cyclone battered the Pacific island-nation of Vanuatu, a contingent of Israeli aid workers traveled to the archipelago to assist residents and distribute supplies to struggling and desperate communities. Cyclone Pam pummeled a number of countries in the Pacific this month, reaching the island-nation over the weekend of March 13-15.


  10. UN targets shelter, water in $29.9m appeal for cyclone-hit VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | AlertNet

    ... islands at a Red Cross aid centre, days after Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su LONDON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than two weeks after Cyclone Pam tore ...


  11. NZ logistics team heading to VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    ... Pam devastated the nation, killing at least 11 and creating a humanitarian crisis. The remote northern islands of Vanuatu made relief efforts particularly difficult. He said the Vanuatu government was taking a strong lead on the relief and aid ...


  12. Devastated Vanuatu cocoa farmers could rebuild within yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | ABC News

    The partnership between a West Australian chocolate maker and a group of Vanuatu cocoa farmers will continue, despite the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam . Bahen and Co Chocolate, based in Margaret River, began working with Vanuatu cocoa growers in 2013 through a local non-governmental organisation called Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu .


  13. Kiwi urban search and rescue team head to VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The New Zealand Herald

    A young boy plays with a ball as his mother searches through the ruins of their family home in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Photo / Getty Images A team of urban search and rescue personnel will fly to Vanuatu today to help with rebuilding efforts in the wake of Cyclone Pam.


  14. Global Agenda, 2:13 AM'Everyone in Vanuatu Loves Israel'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    An IsraAID disaster assistance team recently ended its first visit to the remote islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean, where they helped locals recover from the massive damage caused by Cyclone Pam. While there they learned something surprising - the islanders love Israel.


  15. New Zealand USAR team to help in VanuatuRead the original story

    Tuesday | Scoop

    New Zealand is to send 14 urban search and rescue personnel to Vanuatu to help with rebuilding efforts in the wake of Cyclone Pam. Paul Baxter, Chief Executive & National Commander of the New Zealand Fire Service, which leads the country's USAR capability, said the team would focus its efforts on the island of Epi, which lies to the north of the capital Port Villa.


  16. Vanuatu: Update 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | CNN

    The Vanuatu government is requesting coordination with all NGO groups, so before any deliveries are made we have to have eyes on. I also GPS tag and take pictures of the destruction and current living conditions.


  17. Sugar shipment bound for VanuatuRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Fiji Times

    Divisional planning officer West Sitiveni Tavaga said the shipment was part of Fiji's assistance to the cyclone-hit country. The shipment is expected to provide some relief to more than 166,000 people from the 22 islands within Vanuatu.


  18. To the Ends of the Earth: Loving Vanuatu After Cyclone PamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Christianity Today

    Though most Americans would have trouble finding Vanuatu on a map, the locals there are very familiar with us. A division of US soldiers spent time there during World War II and made a significant impression.


  19. Cyclone news 'relief'Read the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Nelson Mail

    A group of Vanuatu workers in the Nelson region are relieved to finally learn their home island has escaped casualties from tropical cyclone Pam. They had to wait a week to find out the fate of their families on Epi island because of a lack of communication following the cyclone.


  20. International aid to cyclone-hit Vanuatu tops $US10 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | ABC News

    International aid has been pouring into Vanuatu in the 10 days since Cyclone Pam devastated the country but the United Nations says more is needed. United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team Leader Sebastian Rhodes Stampa said more than $US10 million in financial contributions from donors had been recorded.