Havannah Cyclone Pam Emergency Aid

Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam has devastated our local communities of North Efate, include the island of Lelepa and Tanoliu village... and aid is not getting to them.  International aid has been prioritised to the outer islands, but many places have no or limited drinking water.  All villages are now facing a food crisis as their gardens were destroyed, and many families have already depleted any food stocks they had.   Between Lelepa and Tanoliu 11 families lost their homes, including 7 of The Havannah staff.  Several children are already sick from drinking contaminated water - and there is a real danger that we may face an outbreak of water borne disease.  Sanitation and health services in the north of the island around our community are non-existant.  We are trying to keep all of our 65 staff employed so they may continue to have an income to help them and their families buy some food, but it is not going to be enough for the community as a whole, or to even start helping to rebuild lost homes.  Former guests of the Havannah and those who have visited Vanuatu will be able to attest to how beautiful the Ni-Vanuatu people are, and how caring our staff are.  They now need your help.

The Havannah Resort will ensure that 100% of all funds are used to purchase urgently needed food and drinking water, repair water and sanitation infrastructure, and provide building materials for those in need.   The initial relief program is for food and water - as the government food rations are not enough for people to survive... and the international aid agencies are not allowed to hand out food. We can't look after everyone... but so far we have been supporting 3 villages, as well as giving smaller food donations to other nearby communities.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  We will provide photos and information of how all funding  has been spent to followers on our Facebook page so you can see your donation is going where it is most needed.   For any further information, you may either contact us direct in Vanuatu on +678 35600/ 5518200 or via our Facebook page, or contact our Marketing manager in Australia, Chris Martin on +61 7  3415 3970, or our NZ Marketing manager, Raumati Barbara on +64 7 872 8143.






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  • Theodore PEARSON JR 
    • $250 
    • 47 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $700 
    • 59 mos
  • Charlotte Lee 
    • $100 
    • 59 mos
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    • $250 
    • 59 mos
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Organizer

Victoria Maclean 
Organizer
Dunwich, AU
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