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MAR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Vanuatu Islanders Running Out Of Food, Water After Cyclone

By Stephen Coates TANNA, Vanuatu, March 17 (Reuters) - Residents of the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna said they were running out of food and basic supplies on Tuesday, after a huge cyclone tore across the South Pacific nation wreaking widespread devastation but not the heavy death toll initially feared. Relief workers were still battling to reach many of the ...

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MAR 16, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Aid Agencies To Begin Helicopter Flights To Cyclone-Stricken Vanuatu

By Stephen Coates PORT VILA, March 17 (Reuters) - International aid agencies are preparing to begin emergency helicopter flights on Tuesday to the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island country. Disaster management officials and relief workers are still struggling to establish contact with the ...

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MAR 16, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Start managing disaster threat or risk development gains: experts

By Megan Rowling SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Typhoon Haiyan sent storm surges and high winds across the islands of the central Philippines in November 2013, it wrecked homes, schools, hospitals and roads, as well as killing more than 6,000 people. "The investment that was put into the community - from the point of view of the families ...

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MAR 15, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Vanuatu conditions 'more difficult' than Philippines typhoon

Aid agencies Monday described conditions in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu as among the most challenging they have ever faced, as the Pacific nation's president blamed climate change for worsening the devastation. Relief flights have begun arriving in the battered capital Port Vila after Super Tropical Cyclone Pam tore through on Friday night packing wind gusts of up to 320 kilometres (200 miles) ...

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MAR 15, 2015 - BBC

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VIDEO: Cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam leaves thousands homeless on Vanuatu - with aid agencies comparing it to Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated parts of the Philippines in 2013.

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