23 Mar 2015

MSG Secretariat donates to Vanuatu

10:47 am on 23 March 2015

The first disaster relief food, drinking water and tents were flown to Tanna Island with a population of 30,000 people that were the worst hit by the cyclone.

Relief assistance delivery has started in Efate and the National Disaster Management Office confirms it's targeting 33,000 households in need of urgent assistance.

Meanwhile Carnival Australia and Swire Shipping whose cruise liners visit Vanuatu bringing in thousands of tourists every year, are sending four of their ships with emergency relief assistance to Vanuatu in the coming days.

P&O Cruises' Pacific Dawn and Pacific Pearl and Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit will bring in supplies and their ni-Vanuatu staff employed on the ships are being brought home to meet their families.