Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam

by ACTIV Association
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Vanuatu Communities Support - Cyclone Pam
Mar 24, 2015

report 1- cyclone PAM relief

water supply at Takara
water supply at Takara

So far USD 7,300 have been fundraised via Global Giving. We sincerely thank all the donors who support the relief activities for the cyclone PAM. Most of the houses from the communities surrounding the ACTIV Centre have been rebuilt plus or less strongly but the St Joseph school is still used as an evacuation centre for the communities of Teouma and has lost one building with several classrooms for the students of year 4 and 5. We will assist the community to re-build the school.

 

One representative of ACTIV has also initiated an assessment of the water supply of the Takara area. Their system, which supplied around 500 people from three different villages has been damaged by the cyclone. A list of materials needed to repair has been prepared and we are looking now to get the system working asap.

 

Our international partner Okeanos (Pacific Voyagers) will send a vaka from New Zealand to assist our members in the islands. The vaka is leaving Auckland in the coming days and will arrive in 10-12 days with some materials. The distribution of food has already started for the islands from the Shefa and Tafea provinces. We expect to use the vaka to also assist the cocoa producers from Epi to rehabilitate their plantations and distribute seeds for the islands to replant the gardens. The first load of seeds arrived from New Caledonia on Friday.

 

We still haven't managed to reach our members in the islands and get sporadic info from friends or reports from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). The cocoa producers from South West Bay (SWB) in Malekula are ok and did not suffer too much for the cyclone such as the Santo producers closed to Luganville. We are still looking to get in touch with the producers from Epi and Central/North Malekula and the handicrafts women's groups from Pentecost, Ambae, Maewo, Tanna, Futuna, Ambrym, Maskelynes, the banks and the shepherds.

 

And finally the repair of the ACTIV centre is on going with the removal of the damaged roof with the assistance of some volunteers (thanks for their time and energy!). The container is now completely cleared and we will start the building of the roof next week. We will wait for the natangora leaves from SWB. The flooring of the office has been fixed. We are still disconnected from the electricity and have to wait for the restart of the local chocolate production.  

St Joseph school
St Joseph school
removal of one of the roof of the ACTIV centre
removal of one of the roof of the ACTIV centre
damage to the water supply at Takara
damage to the water supply at Takara
damages to the classroom
damages to the classroom
removal of one of the roof of the ACTIV centre
removal of one of the roof of the ACTIV centre
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ACTIV Association

Location: Port Vila, Efate - Vanuatu
Website:
Sandrine Wallez
Project Leader:
Sandrine Wallez
Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu

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