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Drought fears for Vanuatu linked to climate change

In Vanuatu, six months after Cyclone Pam devastated the country, there are fears an El Niño-linked drought could create major food shortages. CARE Australia Vanuatu program manager Charlie Damon says people are starting to feel concerned about not having enough food. “We were distributing seeds so that people could start to grow their own crops, […]

Verleshwar Singh

September 14, 2015 9:14 am

In Vanuatu, six months after Cyclone Pam devastated the country, there are fears an El Niño-linked drought could create major food shortages.

CARE Australia Vanuatu program manager Charlie Damon says people are starting to feel concerned about not having enough food.

“We were distributing seeds so that people could start to grow their own crops, however for reasons including unpredictable weather, these crops have failed. And so what we are preparing ourselves for is another situation where food security is a problem, where households do not have enough food. And we’ve already heard stories of children not being able to go to school because they haven’t got enough food.”

Source: NZ Herald

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