Vanuatu’s cyclone survivors desperate for food, water

March 19, 2015 1:34 AM

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PORT VILA, Vanuatu — Relief groups struggled to get supplies to residents living in Vanuatu’s cyclone-ravaged outer islands on Thursday, as survivors grew desperate for food and water five days after the fierce storm flattened villages across the South Pacific nation.

With power, phones and Internet still down across much of the country, officials faced logistical headaches in sorting out where to send supplies, particularly in Tanna Island, which was hit hard by Cyclone Pam’s 270 kilometer (168 mile) per hour winds. Tanna’s roads remained blocked by debris, forc...

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