The ship d’Entrecasteaux has arrived in Port Villa to provide assistance to the territory which has been hit by two cyclones in a few days.
On Sunday morning, 5 March, the French Navy ship d’Entrecasteaux arrived in Vanuatu to bring relief supplies to the territory hit by two cyclones in recent days, Judy and Kevin. There has also been a 6.5 magnitude earthquake.
These cyclones, which have not caused any casualties, have caused enormous material damage, cutting off electricity and leading to disruption of water supplies in a large part of the country,” said the Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories, Gérald Darmanin, who arrived in Vanuatu on Sunday morning.
He said he had been able to provide food, three water purification plants and some 20 military and civil security personnel. A plane arrived on Sunday morning with a tonne of food. More planes will arrive in the coming days.