Summary of publication
Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu as a category five storm between 12 and14 March 2015, causing 11 deaths and severely damaging housing, health centres, schools and other critical infrastructure. The cyclone affected the livelihoods of around 195,000 people and harmed Vanuatu’s key industries of tourism and agriculture. Australia provided $10 million of immediate emergency support and $5 million of early recovery assistance. In addition Australia has made a $35 million commitment to a long-term recovery package over the next three years (2015-2018). The key outcomes of Australia’s contribution to the Cyclone Pam response are outlined in this Fact Sheet.
Australian support to Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Pam – fact sheet [PDF 315 KB]