Vanuatu has been affected by two destructive cyclones (Judy and Kevin) and a 6.6 M earthquake between 1-4 March 2023. Vanuatu declared a state of emergency for the whole country. The UN, NDMO and the humanitarian community are carrying out a needs assessment. Early indications indicate widespread damage and destruction to shelter, structures made from local materials (including latrines, bush kitchens, and houses), infrastructures in general, loss of crops and home gardens, and lastly water and sanitation-related needs. 

About 30,000 households are affected, and 5,000 people are still displaced in evacuation centres. Fifteen days after the disasters, food security, lack of drinkable water, and water-borne disease risks are a growing common concern among stakeholders.

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Click here to read the UNICEF humanitarian appeal.



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