World Humanitarian Day 2015: stories of daily humanity
17 August, 2015
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, UNICEF, Port Vila, Vanuatu
I was working in Port Vila when Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu on 13 March 2015. Vanuatu is my family’s home. Cyclone Pam was the biggest cyclone I have ever ex
perienced.... Read More >>
Pacific: Lessons learnt from natural disasters and climate...
29 June, 2015
More than 140 delegates from across the Pacific are gathering in Auckland this week to discuss the future of humanitarian action in the region.
Co-chaired by Australia, New Zealand and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), this Pacific event is the... Read More >>
Vanuatu: No ordinary homecoming – the Mataso community...
26 May, 2015
Mataso island residents packed the beachfront, awaiting the return of family members after many weeks of separation. As the patrol boat carrying 53 of their relatives drew closer, two small boats sped out to greet the travellers, for whom this four-hour voyage across rough seas from Vanuatu... Read More >>
Aid worker diary: when military and humanitarian partners...
13 April, 2015
Dale Potter is a Civil-Military Coordination (CMCoord) officer for the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team that deployed to Vanuatu five days after Tropical Cyclone Pam made landfall on 13 March 2015.
As soon as my boots hit the ground, it struck me:... Read More >>
Flash appeal launched for cyclone-affected Vanuatu
24 March, 2015
The Government of Vanuatu and the United Nations today issued a call for US$29.9 million to help with ongoing relief efforts following the extensive destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the cyclone, which struck Vanuatu 11 days... Read More >>