Baldwin Lonsdale, President of Vanuatu
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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
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