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UNOSAT rapid mapping confirms heavy damage in Vanuatu

16 March 2015

Amid discussions of disaster prevention going on at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, UNOSAT was scrambled by OCHA on 15 March in the immediate aftermath of colossal cyclone Pam, which hit the Vanuatu islands in the early hours of 14 March 2015.

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Port Vila, Vanuatu, after Cyclone Pam

This Pleiades image shows the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, after Cyclone Pam struck the island nation on 13 March 2015. This image was acquired on 16 March, and shows the aftermath of the devastating storm.

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