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It was the worst devastation we have seen. Tropical Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu on the 14th March, leaving the country devastated. Thanks to your generosity Act for Peace and our local partner were able to provide life saving emergency relief and have now been able to start long-term rebuilding efforts that the country will need to prosper in the future.

You could save a life


Your gifts are assisting survivors of Cyclone Pam

Please, give now to help Act for Peace’s program partner, the Vanuatu Christian Council, deliver life-saving emergency assistance. Photo: Carla Verbeke

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Geoff Robinson, Act for Peace’s Disaster Risk Resilience Manager

"We are helping communities become food and water secure so they can provide for themselves into the future. Most of them lost everything during the devastation of Cyclone Pam but because of the overwhelming response from supporters we have been able to help communities get back on their feet and work together to rebuild their beautiful country"

- Geoff Robinson, Act for Peace’s Disaster Risk Resilience Manager

When the category 5 cyclone tore through Vanuatu with wind gusts of up to 320km/hr it damaged at least 90% of houses in the capital Port Vila. Outlying islands were even harder hit and relief supplies were extremely difficult to transport to those in need. But, you responded fast that meant that we were able to respond immediately to reach those most in need.

You helped provide immediate relief and have supported early recover for communities most affected by Tropical Cyclone. With your generous donations we distributed food and water to 14 communities on the island of Tongoa, more than 2,000 personal hygiene kits and 25 community water purification kits to schools and aid posts to ensure people had access to clean drinking water. With the kind support of Cotton Growers Australia 680 tarpaulins were distributed to churches, schools and households.
Once the immediate food, water and shelter needs were met our teams on the ground started working with communities to give them long-term food and water security. Our local partner distributed seeds so that local communities could grow their own food and not rely on emergency relief supplies. Thanks to your support more than 46kg of seeds were given to communities and training and tools were provided to ensure the best results for farming. Nurseries and community gardens have been established so that people can feed themselves and their families and start to earn an income- helping communities get back on their feet. 
Thank you for your generosity! Thanks to you Act for Peace is able to continue to work with communities in Vanuatu during this vital period of post-cyclone response and recovery. Your support is helping to ensure that the people of Vanuatu have a chance to re-build their lives and restore their livelihoods in the months and years to come.

* Funds raised for this emergency appeal will be used for emergency response and rehabilitation acrtivities in the affected areas, If funds raised excedd the amount needed for this appeal, funds will be used to support Act for Peace's work with other conflict and disaster affected communities around the world. 

Volunteer speakers network

Act for Peace runs a volunteer speakers network. If you would like a speaker to come to your church, school or community group to talk about our work responding to Cyclone Pam, please contact your local Development Officer and we will do our best to organise a talk for you:

Jeff Wild – Victoria and Tasmania T: (03) 9650 6811 E: jwild@actforpeace.org.au 
Virginia Macaspac – South Australia and Western Australia T: (08) 8232 7071 E: vmacaspac@actforpeace.org.au 
Sadie Moore – New South Wales and ACT T: (02) 8259 0837 E: smoore@actforpeace.org.au