Restoring Homes and Hope in Vanuatu
29 February 2016
In March 2015, Vanuatu experienced one of its worst natural disasters when Cyclone Pam struck the South Pacific island. Thousands of people were displaced and crops were destroyed.
The people living on the isolated island of Tanna found themselves seeking refuge in caves and walking up to two hours to find water.
Thanks to your generous donations to the Vanuatu Emergency Appeal, more than 1600 people living on Tanna Island received 15 tonnes of food and two tonnes of water. Through a partnership with Snowy River Hydro, a 50,000-litre water tank was connected to taps in the villages. New dwellings were also provided for the 100 families on the island whose homes were damaged.