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Cyclone causes food shortage in Vanuatu

Cyclone causes food shortage in Vanuatu

Updated 15 February 2012, 12:53 AEDT

Thousands of people in Vanuatu face the immediate threat of hunger and a lack of safe drinking water, two weeks after Cyclone Vania struck causing widespread damage.

UNICEF says an estimated sixteen thousand people could be affected.

A joint assessment by the government, UNICEF and partners reveals just how devastating the situation is.

Most crops have been destroyed and many families face a difficult six months without adequate food or incomes.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Hamish Weatherly, UNICEF Pacific's Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator

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