Cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, hit Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, on March 13 and lingered over the island nation for several days. About 166,000 people on 22 islands were affected, more than 60 percent of the total population.
The national government and nongovernmental organizations, including World Vision, responded quickly with aid.
Work is ongoing to restore shelter, water systems, agriculture, schools and health care. World Vision has assisted more than 30,000 people in three provinces.
On Tanna island, communities have adapted the “tippy tap” model which is usually made with a plastic bottle for an eco-friendly bamboo one.
Photo©2015 Jo Currie/World Vision
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