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On Friday 13th March 2015 a devastating, Category 5 cyclone, hit Vanuatu. We have been working to reach thousands of people with vital Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and facilities.
On Friday 13th March 2015, a devastating, Cyclone hit Vanuatu. We responded straight away, distributing emergency relief items such as clean water, shelter and hygiene kits and our teams have continued to deliver essential aid.
Aid should today begin to reach the hard hit southern Vanuatu islands of Tanna and Erromango, which both took the full force of the 250kmh Cyclone Pam, after rapid assessments of the islands showed absolute devastation with entire villages destroyed.
Two rapid assessment teams have arrived in the two small southern Vanuatu islands hit hardest by Cyclone Pam to rapidly assess exactly what survivors of the disaster need.
Vanuatu could face a second emergency with waterborne disease a real risk if the need for clean water, sanitation and hygiene is not met, Oxfam said today.
Oxfam's 10 people team in Vanuatu are reporting damage to major infraestructure like the hospital, the morgue and schools as the picture of complete devastation in Vanuatu now begins to unfold.