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Question for Department for International Development

UIN 228012, tabled on 18 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance the UK has provided to Vanuatu in dealing with the aftermath of the recent cyclone.

Answered on

25 March 2015

The UK is providing up to £2million of immediate support to the people affected by Cyclone Pam through funding to non-governmental organisations, the Red Cross and the United Nations to provide shelter, water and sanitation and protection. In addition, a Royal Air Force cargo plane has delivered DFID supplies to Port Vila, including 1,640 shelter kits for 8,200 people and 1,944 solar lanterns. DFID has deployed a small team to Vanuatu to provide humanitarian expertise and support coordination with agencies operating in the region.