Vanuatu Cyclone Disaster Relief Efforts
One of the strongest cyclones left areas of destruction in the South Pacific. Cyclone Pam hit
Vanuatu, a small island nation located east of Australia, on the 13th of March, 2015. The
Vanuatu government estimated that half of the country were affected by the storm. Across
the country, homes were damaged meaning thousands of people are in need for shelter
along with food, water and health care.
The Unification movement, led by Dr Hak Ja Han Moon, has donated 200,000 US dollars to
support the relief efforts. Along with the financial support, Mother Moon organised the
disaster relief volunteers that will be sent to Vanuatu. The volunteer organisation of the
world headquarters includes members from Japan, Korea and the Philippines and they are
arranged to leave for Vanuatu soon. Oceania Chairman, Rev Insoung Kwun and Special
Envoy to Vanuatu, Rev Jong Deug Yoo met the President of Vanuatu, HE Baldwin Lonsdale,
to express our support and presented the aids.
From Australia, we are raising funds to support families affected by the cyclone in Vanuatu.
The Oceania Leadership Team (OLT), consisting of international youth, are visiting Vanuatu
from Saturday 11th of April for the next three weeks to support relief efforts in Vanuatu.
They are planning to work on preparing food such as sandwiches and painting of schools
and other buildings.
We hope these relief efforts will help Vanuatu to overcome this natural disaster.