Help Victims of Cyclone Pam Vanuatu

$2,678 of $10k goal

Raised by 46 people in 25 months
CV
Cyclone Pam Vanuatu  Belconnen, ACT
Being away from our family and home-country (Vanuatu) during the onslaught of cyclone Pam – claimed to be the largest since cyclone Uma hit in 1987 – is challenging.

When we heard about the beginnings of Cyclone Pam (March 9), we had no idea the cyclone would intensify with an unpredictable and unrelenting path of destruction. The impact of 230/kilometers an hour winds on any nation can be devastating. With much of the population in Vanuatu living in coastal and low-lying areas the loss of lives and extensive devastation from this ‘Super Cyclone’ is almost inevitable.

Last night (Friday 13 March), islands in Shefa province – including Efate island where the capital Port Vila is located – faced winds of up to 280 kilometers an hour. As night fell, and the storm intensified, we heard about increasing power-outages and telecommunication breakdowns. Calling home throughout the night, we could hear the fear in the voices of my family and friends.

For those of us watching from overseas, a degree of anxiety and helplessness had grown, but also resulted in a unique and obvious comradery between Vanuatu wantoks on social media.

We are asking for your donations to support established organisations namely Vanuatu National Disaster Mangement Office - NDMO to finance their existing recovery plans in devistated areas.

Additional Information about the Campaign

This campaign has been started collaboratively by a group of Ni-Vanuatu students studying abroad. Our specific names are as follows:

Anthea Arnhambat
(Australia – University of Canberra)
Cainton Milroy
(New Zealand – Christchurch Institute of Technology)
Dommee Mahuri
(Fiji – University of the South Pacific)
Valerie Samson
(New Zealand – University of Canterbury)

 ABC reports show that 70% of the 69,000 households in Vanuatu may have been displaced by Cyclone Pam. The remaining 30% are likely to have experienced minor property damage. Local produce in the 65 inhabited islands have also been affected by the strong gale force winds reaching up to 230/kilometres an hour. Amongst those affected are our parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunties and close friends.

 The money obtain from the campaign will be wired over to Vanuatu through BRED Bank then to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) - a Vanuatu Government official office setup to assess, evaluate and coordinate various aid relief efforts from Red Cross, UNICEF, Red Cross, etc. NDMO with its local knowledge knows best of where to distribute basic needs and other help in Vanuatu at this difficult time. NDMO is now aware of the efforts being made by students studying abroad.

 Once the disaster trust fund has been created, we will then facilitate transfer accordingly.

Account Name: GVT of Vanuatu Forex Account (VUV)
Account Number: 229663010047
Bank Name: BRED (Vanuatu) Ltd
Bank Address: PMB 9088, Lini Highway, Port Vila, Vanuatu, call +678 29111
Swift Code: BREDVUVU
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Fave Ant Nixon
25 months ago

Tim thanks for your comment its a genuine enquiry ... we are Ni-Vanuatu students from Australia, NZ and Fiji campaigning to help NDMO we have all been at some point employed by the Government and are connected to people in NDMO ... we feel we can't sit back and do nothing which is why we have started this online campaign follow us on face book using the link below ... check the administrators of this group thats us if you have any further enquires feel free to inbox us. Tankio Tumas!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/VanuatuCyclonePam2015/

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Tim Kalmet
25 months ago

Hi there. Just need to know if this is genuinely connected to NDMO in Port Vila. Thanks.

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Milroy Cainton
25 months ago

Everyone donate now

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$2,678 of $10k goal

Raised by 46 people in 25 months
Created March 13, 2015
CV
Cyclone Pam Vanuatu  
DT
$25
David Tihanyi
25 months ago

HOPE

$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
$75
Bryn Deamer
25 months ago

Thanks for Identifying yourselves and confirming your goals. When I saw this the first day, I asked the person who shared it for more background as we all know we have to be aware of the scams that unscrupulous people set up to prey on the soft-hearted - He could not tell, me so I held off until now. My family has already given AUS$1,000 to the Vanuatu Red Cross, so we are giving you a token sum of $75.00 to support and encourage you. We trust that you will get it to the right people [but if not - that is between you and God. :) ]

FG
$100
Francois Guesdon
25 months ago
EK
$50
Emily Kirkland
25 months ago
$10
Anonymous
25 months ago
SS
$28
Shannan Cantu Santoli
25 months ago

This donation is on behalf of Jennifer Neczypor on her birthday! The people of Vanuatu are always in her heart.

$20
Anonymous
25 months ago
TK
$10
Tamas Kovacs
25 months ago
$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
Fave Ant Nixon
25 months ago

Tim thanks for your comment its a genuine enquiry ... we are Ni-Vanuatu students from Australia, NZ and Fiji campaigning to help NDMO we have all been at some point employed by the Government and are connected to people in NDMO ... we feel we can't sit back and do nothing which is why we have started this online campaign follow us on face book using the link below ... check the administrators of this group thats us if you have any further enquires feel free to inbox us. Tankio Tumas!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/VanuatuCyclonePam2015/

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Tim Kalmet
25 months ago

Hi there. Just need to know if this is genuinely connected to NDMO in Port Vila. Thanks.

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Milroy Cainton
25 months ago

Everyone donate now

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