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Vanuatu’s preparedness for and response to Cyclone Pam

22 mei 2015

Cyclone Pam was one of the heaviest storms to ever hit Vanuatu. The disaster risk reduction program by CARE made the inhabitants of the island nation better prepared for this category five cyclone. Thanks to the program the Vanuatu’s knew better what they had to do when Cyclone Pam destroyed entire villages on the thirteenth of March 2015. For example that they knew they had to go to a ‘safehouse’ for shelter. Because of this many lives have been saved.

CARE’s program ran from May, 2013 until December, 2014. In these case studies it is explained how the inhabitants of Ipota and Dillons Bay were prepared for natural disasters like Cyclone Pam, and it becomes clear how disaster risk reduction saves lifes.

The see the full studies, click on the links on Ipota and/or Dillons Bay