14 Mar 2018

Death toll rises to 3 in Vanuatu, Hola victims wait for aid

From , 4:04 pm on 14 March 2018

Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office says two children drowned in swollen river on their way home from school during Tropical Cyclone Hola bringing the death toll to three after a man's death from a falling tree at the height of the cyclone.

Operations Manager Peter Korisa, says relief supplies to Vanuatu's worst affected northern islands have not yet been sent out to people left homeless and without food crops by the devastation a week ago because the government is still uncertain exactly how many households are in need.

Jenny Meyer asked him when aid will be sent out.

A destroyed building in the Norsup area.

A destroyed building in the Norsup area. Photo: Supplied/ NDMO OFFICE