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Damage to a sister’s home near the capital city of Port Vila

MARCH 17, 2023

Vanuatu Pummeled by Two Tropical Cyclones

Vanuatu Pummeled by Two Tropical Cyclones

Two Category 4 cyclones struck Vanuatu between March 1 and 4, 2023. The first cyclone, Judy, caused relatively minor damage. Cyclone Kevin formed soon after and hit the same areas. It caused extensive damage to a number of islands in the southern part of the country, including the main island of Efate.

Effect on Our Brothers and Sisters

  • None of our brothers or sisters were killed

  • 3 homes were destroyed

  • 30 homes sustained minor damage

  • 2 Kingdom Halls were damaged

Relief Efforts

  • Circuit overseers and local elders are shepherding those affected and providing practical assistance

  • A Disaster Relief Committee has been appointed to coordinate relief efforts

We are certain that while our brothers and sisters in Vanuatu are experiencing anxiety, Jehovah will continue to ‘comfort and soothe’ them in the days ahead.—Psalm 94:19.