VANUATU (May 5, 2017) — CARE, the global poverty-fighting organization, is preparing an emergency response in Vanuatu as the Pacific nation braces for the strongest cyclone to hit the country since Cyclone Pam in 2015.
Emergency Update: CYCLONE PAM HAS DEVASTATED VANUATU. PLEASE HELP.
The establishment of CARE’s Vanuatu country office follows our strong commitment to expand our work in the Pacific region. Communities in Vanuatu are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and have limited capacity to rebuild when disasters strike.
After looking at ways in which we could assist communities in the area, Vanuatu was highlighted as a country where CARE’s work in community-based emergency preparedness would be most relevant.
In mid-2008, CARE began to work in Vanuatu and has a functional office in Port Vila, with a small team. CARE has one project in Vanuatu and will work with communities to identify other areas where the need is greatest.
Our work in Vanuatu focuses on emergency preparedness.
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Two months ago, in the remote village of Imaiyo, in the far east of Vanuatu’s Tanna Island, I met Marishan Magelan and her days-old baby, Angelina*.
VANUATU—(April 13, 2015) One month on from one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever hit the South Pacific, international aid organization CARE has now begun distributing thousands of seeds to Vanuatu’s hardest-hit southern islands.
When people talk about the South Pacific and countries like Vanuatu, they often use words like ‘idyllic’, ‘relaxed’ or ‘peaceful’. And yes, there are plenty of parts of the South Pacific that fit those descriptions.
Packing winds of up to 165 miles per hour, Category 5 Cyclone Pam is the largest cyclone on record to have hit the South Pacific region. Its destruction has claimed lives, left much of the beautiful island nation of Vanuatu in ruins, and left thousands homeless.
VANUATU — (March 18, 2015) — Urgent CARE packages of food and water will soon be on their way to communities devastated by Cyclone Pam on Tanna Island, in Vanuatu’s south.
CARE’s Tom Perry was quoted in a CNN article in regards to aid activity in the region after the storm. Perry said: “In Port Vila, there’s a lot of activity now – people are starting to emerge.