Vanuatu rebuilds after Cyclone Pam

2015-03-23 14:38

The roof from what was once the home of principal Melizabeth Uhi and her staff is now folded over branches high in the trees that border her school. She's now living with two other staff members in the only classroom that's still habitable.

Villagers hungry as cyclone destroys Vanuatu crops

2015-03-20 13:21

Since Cyclone Pam destroyed all her family's crops, Eunice Narua has had one source of food for her meals - banana. And in storm-hit Vanuatu there are fears that even homegrown fare will run out within days.

Australian cyclone makes landfall, loses strength

2015-03-20 08:36

A powerful tropical cyclone is losing strength after crossing Australia’s north-east coast, with no immediate reports of injuries.

Lessons to learn from Vanuatu’s devastating cyclone

2015-03-19 10:52

Villagers in Vanuatu have buried food and fresh water, as one of the strongest storms on record bore down on them, fleeing to churches, schools and even coconut drying kilns as 300km/h winds and massive seas tore their flimsy houses to the ground.

Vanuatu cyclone survivors desperate for food, water

2015-03-19 07:49

Relief groups are struggling to get supplies to residents living in Vanuatu's cyclone-ravaged outer islands, as survivors grow desperate for food and water five days after the fierce storm flattened the region.

Food, water rushed to devastated Vanuatu islands

2015-03-18 11:11

Relief workers have rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer islands, after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes.

Rescue teams reach isolated Vanuatu islands

2015-03-17 08:00

International aid agencies have begun emergency flights to some of the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island nation.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu residents find homes blown away

2015-03-14 14:22

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu remain hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by one of the region’s worst ever storms.

Vanuatu reeling as Cyclone Pam descends on Pacific Islands

2015-03-14 10:00

A terrifying tropical cyclone has smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific, with dozens reportedly dead in what may be one of the region's worst ever weather disasters.


People across eastern India are mopping up after Cyclone Phailin. 1 million people were evacuated before the storm hit. Watch.

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Vanuatu cyclone death toll revised to 11

2015-03-23 09:57

The death toll from Vanuatu's devastating cyclone has been revised down to 11, according to the UN, which also said contributions to the South Pacific nation's recovery have topped $10m.

Australia boosts Vanuatu cyclone relief effort

2015-03-20 11:03

Australia has sent a heavy lift naval ship to assist in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific where at least 13 have died and thousands have lost their homes.

Vanuatu slams lack of aid co-ordination

2015-03-19 12:25

Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of co-ordination and a loss of ‘precious’ time, while warning food will run out in a week.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef braces for cyclone hit

2015-03-19 09:07

Coastal residents in northern Australia have been urged to prepare for dangerous tidal surges along the Great Barrier Reef and stay indoors when a powerful tropical cyclone hits.

Australia's north battens down for Cyclone Nathan

2015-03-19 06:21

Northeastern Australia battened down Thursday in preparation for a strong cyclone forecast to hit coastal areas north of Cairns, one of the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef.

Rescue teams reach Vanuatu islands, death toll lowered

2015-03-17 12:18

Residents of the main town in the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna appear to have come through the worst of the cyclone that tore through the South Pacific nation with widespread devastation but not the heavy death toll initially feared.

UN: At least 24 dead in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam

2015-03-17 05:40

Relief workers have tried desperately to reach Vanuatu's remote outer islands that were smashed by a monstrous cyclone, as the UN reports that 24 people are confirmed dead and 3 300 displaced by the massive storm.

Cyclone Pam: 'We fear the worst', says UN official

2015-03-14 12:30

The UN is preparing a major relief operation in the South Pacific as one of the Pacific Ocean's most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation of Vanuatu.

Double tropical storms dump on Mexico

2014-07-02 05:00

Tropical Storm Elida has swirled off Mexico's Pacific while Douglas pulled away - but the double is dumping heavy rains in much of Mexico.

Thousands flee as cyclone batters Fiji

2012-12-17 12:49

Thousands of people have fled to evacuation centres in Fiji as a powerful cyclone lashed the Pacific nation, causing power outages and flash flooding, officials say.

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