Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu

Vanuatu president Baldwin Lonsdale is joining community leaders from Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands at an emergency meeting on the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior to develop an action plan following the devastation in the islands by Cyclone Pam. Here medical supplies are being delivered to Pentecost Island, one of the outer Islands of Vanuatu hit by the cyclone in March.

Representatives from the Philippines, including former Philippines climate change commissioner Naderev Yeb Saño, will also join the workshop to share their experiences of super typhoons Haiyan and Hagupit that devastated the cities of Tacloban and Dolores in 2013 and 2014.

The meeting will allow impacted communities to share stories of hope and courage and facilitate discussions on holding the world's biggest polluters accountable for human rights violations stemming from the current and future impacts of climate change.