As you probably have heard, Cyclone Pam has left a trail of destruction on the tiny archipelago of Vanuatu. Packing winds of 270 kilometers (168 miles) per hour, the storm did not spare the capital town of Port Vila.
I reached out to my colleagues at the National Archives and National Library in Port Vila, but have yet heard from them. It may take several days before communications is restored. However, the Archives’ Facebook page had this message: We are all safe. The Library and Archives collection are safe. No damage to the Collections. Keep praying for the people of Vanuatu.
If you would like to help recovery efforts in Vanuatu, I highly recommend viewing this article.
Here is a site that would help Habitat for Humanity’s response to the disaster.
My thoughts and prayers goes out to my colleagues, Anne, Augustine, June, and Nelly, and all the kind-hearted people of Vanuatu.
When I receive any new updates, I will definitely pass them along.