World Vision's response to Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, ranking first among 171 countries covered by the World Risk Index 2015. It is vulnerable to rising sea levels, soil erosion, heavy rainfall and high winds, salinisation of ground water and soil, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis.

Through World Vision’s work in disaster risk reduction, we help communities to prepare for potential disasters and mitigate their impact. This is critical to development, protecting lives and livelihoods so people can break free from poverty.