Please Help Vanuatu!
The category 5 Cyclone Pam smashed through the island nation of Vanuatu on Friday night, devastating much of the country and leaving up to 10,000 people homeless. The death count is not yet in, due to communications being entirely severed with many of the outlying islands, but is believed to be in the dozens. Homes have been destroyed, livelihoods ruined, and water supplies and hospitals damaged.
There isn’t a lot of noise about this on Tumblr yet, but I know you guys can help bring awareness to this disaster. Please, if you can spare a donation, go to one of the below links. They are New Zealand sites, which may mean that any donation you make will be in NZD - for those of you in the US, this means that a $10 NZD donation would actually cost you closer to $7.30 USD at the current exchange rate. I’ve used these sites because they all have programs specifically dedicated to Vanuatu (and other Pacific Island) relief, but if you know of any funds dedicated to the same situation in other countries, please add them in a reblog.
Every little bit helps. The next few days are absolutely crucial when it comes to aid, as people are without power and clean water or shelter - the longer this persists, the worse things will get. If you can’t donate, please reblog and signal boost however you can.