Vanuatu TC Pam situation report


pam1Vanuatu: Tropical Cyclone Pam Situation Report No. 7 (as of 21 March 2015) from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


  • Vanuatu’s President has declared a State of Emergency across all six provinces of Vanuatu.
  • Shelter, food, health and water, sanitation and health (WASH) remain key needs.
  • Half of Vanuatu’s population, spread over 22 islands, has been affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam.
  • 166,000 people are estimated to be in need of food assistance for the next three months.
  • Estimates indicate that around 80 per cent of all evacuation centres could be closed if aid, especially emergency shelter and food, is distributed in communities of origin.
  • Tropical Cyclone Pam has severely compromised the livelihoods of at least 80 per cent of Vanuatu’s rural population.
  • In the highly affected Shepherd Islands, Mataso has been identified as having the most urgent needs.
  • About 57,000 affected school-age children are receiving relief assistance.
  • Rates of malnutrition are likely to increase.

16 Confirmed fatalities.

166,000 People affected on 22 islands.

3,852 People in evacuation centres in Efate.

57,000 Children targeted for education assistance.

65,000 In need of temporary shelter.

The full report can be found here.