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RedR on the ground in Vanuatu
Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu with winds of up to 300kmph, affecting at least half of the population and wiping out 90% of houses in the capital Port Vila and thousands more around the islands. The cyclone, which it on the 13th and 14th was one of the most severe natural disasters the Pacific region has even seen.
RedR Australia, with funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), had six technical experts prepositioned in Vanuatu and across the Pacific to respond to natural disasters. We currently have five experts in Vanuatu assisting with the initial response, with more deployees on the way. In total 50 specialists are on standby ready to respond to requests from UN agencies and other NGOs. The RedR team will be working closely with the Australian Government, the Government of Vanuatu and their National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), and other NGOS to deliver a rapid and effective emergency response.