According to the ADB, this Project is in response to the two tropical cyclones and two earthquakes in Vanuatu. The paths of the two cyclones crossed through the center of Vanuatu and directly impacting populated islands and causing severe damage to infrastructure, buildings, connectivity, and crops. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that approximately 251,000 people (approximately 80% of Vanuatu's population) have been exposed to the impacts of the cyclones, with 5,156 people registered in 106 evacuation centers in Shefa and Tafea. The United Nations Resident Coordinator for Vanuatu confirmed Vanuatu's Ministry of Finance and Economic Management estimates that the impact of the disaster is at 40% of the gross domestic product with recovery costs estimated at $50 million, noting that the damage assessment is ongoing.
ADB Team Leader:
Mary J. Kim - Senior Programs Officer, Pacific Liaison and Coordination, PLCO, PARD
No contacts available at the time of disclosure.
Executing Agency - Ministry of Finance and Treasury:
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
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