Tag: Vanuatu

Australian Defence Force brings relief to Cyclone Pam affected Vanuatu over Easter

Newsroom24x7 Desk Canberra: The remote Vanuatu islands of Erromango, Tanna and Ambrym, affected by cyclone Pam  are receiving vital aid, supplies and personnel from the Australian Defence Force, easing suffering during the important religious holiday. Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, paid tribute to the Australian troops who will be

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Cyclone Pam: First World problems in a Third World cyclone

Exclusive for Newsroom24x7 by Paula Griffiths from Vanuatu By 9 pm the wind started sounding like a train arriving. We have a mountain behind us and I knew that for the first part of the cyclone this would give us great protection. The noise of the wind as it gained volume and gusted was amazing

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Cyclone Pam: UK provides emergency assistance

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: The UK will provide up to £2 million to support international relief efforts following the widespread damage caused by Cyclone Pam, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced. Working closely alongside the Governments of Vanuatu, Australia and New Zealand, the Department for International Development will provide support to UN organisations and aid

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Tropical Cyclone Pam pounds Port Vila

Newsroom24x7 Desk Suva (Fiji): Tropical Cyclone Pam smashed Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, causing massive destruction last night. The Australian Red Cross said through Twitter that “humanitarian needs will be enormous. Many people have lost their homes. Shelter, food and water (have become) urgent priorities” in Port Vila.” After several hours of torrential rain and

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Vanuatu hit by Cyclone Pam

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Super cyclone Pam blew over Vanuatu islands in the Pacific archipelago late Friday bearing on populated areas. The storm swept through populated areas at a devastating 270 plus kilometer/hour speed. The storm could have turned more devastating had it not turned westward. The United Nations Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs office reported unconfirmed deaths in Vanuatu’s northeastern

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Tropical Cyclone Pam will hit Vanuatu by 11 pm (Vanuatu time)

Newsroom24x7 Desk Port Vila: Tropical Cyclone PAM (902hPa) is now East of Shefa and is slowly moving in a southwards direction. People in the danger zone have moved to safer places and all residents have shut themselves inside their homes. In the lowlying areas, the roads are water logged and normal life here has come

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Category five storm threatens Vanuatu

Newsroom24x7 Desk Suva (Fiji): Tropical Cyclone Pam with windspeed expected to go beyond 275 km/h is expected to turn into a category 5 storm and hit at least a million people with its core around the South pacific island of Vanuatu tonight. The forecast is that the storm could leave devastating impact through torrential rain,

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Anxious moments for residents as Cyclone Pam threatens Vanuatu

Newsroom24x7 Desk Port Vila: Thursday afternoon (local time) Tropical Cyclone Pam was north of Vanuatu’s main island- Efate. Reports say that it is expected to hit into it within the next 12 to 24 hours. Southeasterlies are likely to smash into the North Island, and these could also be real harsh near the Bay of

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Tropical cyclone Pam moves across the South Pacific, could develop into a “supercyclone”

Newsroom24x7 Desk Suva (Fiji): Tropical Cyclone Pam is now headed towards Vanuatu All ships have been grounded throughout Vanautu and community leaders have been warning the residents to move to safer places and evacuation centres. According to David Gibson, the acting Director of meteorological department in Vanuatu said that by Friday afternoon the Southern part

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