Vanuatu Cyclone Pam: Islands need 'humanitarian assistance'
Many people are now living in temporary shelters in Vanuatu, the South Pacific state devastated by a powerful cyclone.
Much of the housing around the capital Port Vila has either been destroyed and a communication blackout means little is known about conditions beyond the capital.
The country's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, is travelling back to the capital after being in Japan at a UN conference on natural disasters.
Mr Lonsdale said that the people of Vanuatu need urgent humanitarian assistance.
16 Mar 2015
- From the section Asia