India’s assistance to Vanuatu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam

MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS NEW DELHI India’s assistance to Vanuatu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam March 18, 2015 The Government of India is deeply saddened by the tragedy caused by the category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu from 13 March, 2015, leading to loss of lives and widespread destruction of property. The scale of the disaster is growing as basic infrastructure and livelihood has been severely impacted. The Government of India has released an immediate cash assistance of US$ 250,000 to the Government of Vanuatu to help them in the relief and rehabilitation efforts. Keeping in view the friendly bilateral relations and also the humanitarian situation, in the wake of the cyclone, the Government of India stands ready to extend any further assistance required by the people of Vanuatu in this hour of need. New Delhi March 18, 2015