Oxfam’s 10 person team in Vanuatu is reporting damage to major infrastructure like the hospital, the morgue and schools as the picture of complete devastation in Vanuatu now begins to unfold. Oxfam Country Director in Port Vila, Colin Collet van Rooyen, said the damage to things as important as the morgue, the hospital and schools could create major […]
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Up to 90 per cent of housing in Vanuatu’s capital is reported to have been seriously damaged by Cyclone Pam, with still no information from the extremely vulnerable outer islands which are home to 33,000 people. Oxfam Country Director in Port Vila, Colin Collet van Rooyen said today while six deaths have been confirmed this number is likely […]
Stories of complete devastation are beginning to come out of Vanuatu in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Pam.
After a last minute change of course to the west Cyclone Pam made a direct hit on Vanuatu last night, tearing through the archipelago with winds of up to 250kmh. With more than 250,000 people at risk from the severe tropical cyclone there is real concern of a potentially high death toll and of […]
Oxfam is now preparing to respond to Cyclone Pam as it begins to tear through Vanuatu, after it unexpectedly veered west at the last minute, placing a number of Vanuatu’s islands directly in the eye of the devastating storm.
Oxfam is ready to respond to Cyclone Pam after the storm was upgraded to a Super Typhoon overnight, triggering evacuations to emergency shelters across Vanuatu’s southern provinces. Forecasts predict the storm will pass close to Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, the city recently named as the most exposed to natural disasters in the world.
Oxfam is on standby to respond to Cyclone Pam, as latest forecasts predict the storm will pass close to Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, the city recently named as the most exposed to natural disasters in the world.
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