Every year the Pacific region faces tropical cyclones, floods and droughts which are extremely dangerous causing widespread destruction.
Conflict and natural disasters such as floods and cyclones can leave people struggling for the basic necessities of life.
Cyclone Pam has caused some death and left thousands of people homeless in Vanuatu.
In Vanuatu, local Red Cross staff and volunteers are already on the ground helping across the country. There are a total of 26 evacuation centres in Port Vila where the Vanuatu Red Cross is assisting authorities with distributions and registrations, and is carrying out assessments in affected areas.
New Zealand Red Cross have sent aid workers, funds and 1,300 tarpaulins, and 200 first aid kits to Vanuatu. A Pacific Disaster fund has also been launched to provide support to the region.
You can help Pacific disaster response by donating today and help provide temporary shelter and emergency supplies to get to those who urgently need them.
Our programmes include delivering Meals on Wheels to people at home, providing emergency response and welfare support in times of emergency and disaster, helping to settle former refugees, and much more.