Huge Cyclone Devastates Pacific Islands

March 14, 2015 by  

Huge Cyclone Devastates Pacific Islands, The UK has pledged £2m in aid to help the Vanuatu islands after they were hit by tropical Cyclone Pam.,Huge cyclone devastates Pacific islands “, The UK is giving up to £2m in aid to help the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu where a devastating tropical cyclone is feared to have flattened entire communities.

Cyclone Pam is thought to have caused widespread destruction across the 65 inhabited Vanuatu islands, killing at least eight people, aid officials have said.

Unconfirmed reports say dozens more people are feared dead after the storm, which is one of the strongest ever recorded.

Britain’s Department for International Development said “up to £1m” will be made immediately available to UN organisations and international aid agencies already working in the region following a request from the Vanuatu government.

An additional £1m will be made available through the UK’s Rapid Response Facility, which provides emergency support.

The Category Five storm struck the South Pacific archipelago with winds of up to 210mph, threatening more than 267,000 residents .

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