18 Mar 2015

Aid update from Tanna Island - Andrew Finlay

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 18 March 2015

It's been four days since a devastating category five cyclone struck Vanuatu, with severe winds causing widespread destruction to infrastructure and food crops. The country is warning of food shortages and the threat of disease. And the Government in Vanuatu is coming under fire for taking control of the distribution of aid in the wake of Cyclone Pam. Andrew Finlay is an environmentalist and community development expert, that has been working with communities on the island of Tanna for the past five years, including providing emergency relief when Cyclone Lusi hit last year. Andrew is also a TEAR Fund Programmes Officer and he arrived at Tanna Island yesterday.