Oxfam is closely monitoring after a cyclone warning was issued for Vanuatu, as numerous provinces brace for damaging gale force winds and flooding. Oxfam Vanuatu Country Director Elizabeth Faerua said the latest forecast warned there was a high risk the tropical low would develop into a cyclone within the next 12 hours. Ms Faerua said […]
Tropical Cyclone Ula could bring further heartache to people hit by Cyclone Pam last year as it passes close to Vanuatu’s southern islands this afternoon.
One month after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, water remains a high priority, with small islands dependent on rainwater most in need, Oxfam said today.
Oxfam is ready to respond to Cyclone Pam after the storm was upgraded to a Super Typhoon overnight, triggering evacuations to emergency shelters across Vanuatu’s southern provinces. Forecasts predict the storm will pass close to Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, the city recently named as the most exposed to natural disasters in the world.