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Australia To Provide More Assistance To Vanuatu

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Support for Vanuatu’s cyclone recovery

16 April 2015

Australia will provide additional assistance to Vanuatu to support its recovery from Tropical Cyclone Pam, meeting additional needs and to ensure its long-term recovery.

Education, health and food security have been assessed by the Government of Vanuatu and its partners as priority areas for assistance. Australia will provide an extra $5 million to help meet these needs, comprising:

  • $2.3 million for urgent school repairs and the replacement of damaged learning materials;
  • $1.5 million to repair health infrastructure, re-stock pharmaceutical supplies, strengthen immunisation and support the cold storage and transport of medicines; and
  • $1.2 million to address urgent food needs and restore local food sources.

This package builds on the more than $10 million already provided by Australia for emergency relief efforts.

Australia’s additional assistance marks the transition from our initial emergency response, including the drawdown of Australian Defence Force assets and personnel.

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