7 Apr 2015

Rev Moon agency helps in Vanuatu relief

8:08 pm on 7 April 2015

International relief supplies continue to flow for communities affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and Tuvalu.

The organisation founded by the South Korean religious leader Reverend Sun Myung Moon is helping with relief in Vanuatu.

The Universal Peace Federation has launched a forty-day programme, offering sandwiches to people in villlages around Efate island.

The group has also distributed tents and chainsaws to people on Tanna.

Meanwhile, the Tuvalu community in Auckland has given generously to a shipment to be sent to their home country, which was also devastated by cyclone Pam.

The Auckland Mayoral Fund for the Pacific is covering the cost of transporting four shipping containers of donated items; with one going to the island of Nui and the others to families most in need.

One of the organisers, Sagaa Malua says fishing equipment, food and water will help people on the smaller islands who have been affected the most.

She says volunteers will be filling the containers until Thursday before they are sent to Tuvalu, next week.