CUFA would like to thank Teachers Mutual Bank, Orange Credit Union, Summerland, Cuscal and Queenslanders Credit Union and all individual donors for your generous contribution to CUFA’s Cyclone Pam emergency relief appeal.
Your donations will provide much needed humanitarian support to those affected by the immensely destructive cyclone. This includes providing emergency medical care, food and shelter to the thousands affected by the natural disaster.
All of the money raised from CUFA’s emergency relief appeal will be donated to the Red Cross who are currently on the ground in Vanuatu. They are working to provide medical care to the injured, support people at evacuation centres and distribute emergency relief items, such as hygiene kits and tarpaulins for emergency shelter.
With the official death toll rising to 11 and an estimated 70 per cent of the country’s population displaced, urgent support is needed for the Pacific Island Nation.
As more details of Cyclone Pam’s destruction begin to emerge, we urge everyone to dig deep and give generously to help those in need.
Many of the outer islands are still cut off from communication but volunteers on the ground in places such as Tanna, a southern Vanuatan island, have reported that food and basic supplies are running low.
In addition to delivering emergency food supplies to these islands, the Red Cross is also focusing on providing safe drinking water and restoring sanitation systems to prevent disease outbreaks. They are also working to provide shelter for those whose homes have been damaged by winds and flooding.
Please give generously; your donation can help to ensure the people of Vanuatu receive the help they desperately need.