Aid supplies are expected to be released today in Vanuatu to meet the urgent needs of those affected by Cyclone Pam.
Radio New Zealand International reporter Koroi Hawkins says the government has accused aid agencies of slowing down its response because of a lack of coordination.
But he says there are reports the first supplies are will be distributed today, starting with water.
"Water is the main priority, I was at the airport yesterday and there was a lot of water coming off the Australian big transport military aircraft."
Koroi Hawkins says extent of the damage to the country has been scaled up from 70 percent to 90 percent.