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Asfiani holding her proof of identity, a requirement for participation in the multipurpose assistance programme in Central Sulawesi
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Indonesia told us what we already knew – and more
By Kathryn Taetzsch & Puspasari Indra, Global Director & Advisor Cash & Markets Based Programming, World Vision Asfiani was pregnant when the 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Central Sulawesi in Indonesia in late September last year. She and her husband lost their home but not their lives in the disaster that killed 4,340, destroyed 70,000 homes and left tens of thousands of already vulnerable people internally displaced.
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Joseph Lob, water committee chairman and his family. Joseph was instrumental in his village’s recovery and rebuilding after Cyclone Pam
Water tanks and toilets: Rebuilding healthy communities one year after Cyclone Pam
It’s hard to imagine Joseph Lob’s face without a smile permanently etched across it and it gets even larger as he proudly recounts his community - Imapol, in South-West Tanna – and their recovery from Cyclone Pam during the last year.“We started rebuilding the latrines (toilets) two days after Cyclone Pam…we knew that children would get sick if they didn’t have anywhere to go to the toilet.”
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March 9th 2016
Blog: Turning Hope into Reality in Vanuatu….Three Months after Cyclone Pam
You know when you remember something and some days it feels like it happened yesterday, other days it feels like it happened years ago and then some days you question whether it actually happened at all? Welcome to life in Vanuatu three months after Cyclone Pam. Sometimes I feel like Pam tore my island home apart yesterday. Sometimes I struggle to remember what life was like before, and other days I look around this amazingly resilient country and wonder if it happened at all?
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June 13th 2015
Empowering children through education in the Asia-Pacific Region
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May 15th 2015
"I was so afraid" - Roslalinda remembers Cyclone Pam one month on
In Ohlen Nampanga, a 15 minute drive from Vanuatu’s capital city Port Vila, children like Rosalinda spent the evening that Cyclone Pam struck, terrified for their life.Rosalinda was afraid of the strong winds which reached more than 300 kilometres an hour.“During the cyclone I was so afraid because the covers (iron roof) will fly and sometimes some of the branches will fly into the house and kill all of us,” she said.For 10-year-old Rosalinda, Cyclone Pam didn’t just destroy her village, it damaged her home.
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April 14th 2015
World Vision Vanuatu bunkers down for Tropical Cyclone Pam
The skies have turned greyer, the winds have become more agitated and rain has started to fall.We’ve boarded up the windows of our Country Office in Port Vila, removed important equipment and have literally nailed the building closed.Our staff out in the remote provinces of Vanuatu have worked tirelessly this week to prepare for Cyclone Pam.And now we’re bunkering down in the wait for Cyclone Pam.This morning Cyclone Pam was upgraded to a category four and is slowly moving South – currently at 10 Km per hour.  
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March 12th 2015