2020 Vanuatu TC Harold

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August 2020
CW, L-R (VRCS 2020, VRCS 2020, CARE/Valerie Fernandez 2020, ADRA Vanuatu 2020) Map is from NDMO Vanuatu


On 6th April 2020, TC Harold made landfall in Vanuatu as a category 5 cyclone, causing widespread destruction across Sanma, Penama, and Malampa Provinces as well as the northern islands of Shefa Province. The Vanuatu Shelter Cluster, led by the Public Works Department with support from IFRC (remote support from Fiji) was convened on 6th April 2020 to coordinate the shelter response. 

The main outputs of the coordination support are as follows:

  • Continuous support to partners and production of 3Ws, sitreps and maps.
  • Development of Vanuatu Shelter Cluster Recovery Guidance
  • Redesign of guidance note for the use, reuse, repair and disposal of tarpaulins.
  • Revision of the Environmental Checklist for Shelter Response
  • Support and preparation of the Shelter Cluster lessons learned presentation for the NDMO Lessons Learned Workshop
  • Development of the Recovery Shelter Guidance paper and input into the Vanuatu Post Distribution Needs Assessment (PDNA) report, and Vanuatu Recovery Strategy 2020-2023

Coverage against targets (HH)

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