Vanuatu Annual Report

Vanuatu is ranked as the one of the most at risk countries to disasters.1 In 2015, Vanuatu was struck by one of the worst disasters ever to hit the Pacific region, Tropical Cyclone Pam. Approximately 75,000 people (32 percent of the population) were left in need of emergency shelter and 96 percent of food crops in affected areas were destroyed. Subsequently, a strong El Niňo event struck the Paci c (2015/6), bringing dry conditions and water shortages, food insecurity and health issues in Vanuatu; further exacerbating the impacts of Cyclone Pam.

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