Remembering Cyclone Pam in photos and videos

On the 1-year anniversary of the most destructive cyclone to hit Vanuatu in living memory, we’ve assembled a gallery of photos and videos that retell the story of Cyclone Pam audio-visually.

Mataso Island after being hit by Cyclone Pam, March 2015. Photo: Supplied

The Shepherds islands were hit particularly hard by Cyclone Pam, March 2015. Photo: Global Greengrants Fund

Animated satellite images taken from March 13 2015. Photo: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Animated satellite images taken from March 13 2015. Photo: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Makira island in the Shepherds group, before and after Cyclone Pam. Photo: supplied

Makira island in the Shepherds group, before and after Cyclone Pam. Photo: supplied

People take shelter from the sun on Mataso island after Cyclone Pam. The island was completely denuded. Photo: RadioNZ/Koroi HawkinsPeople take shelter from the sun on Mataso island after Cyclone Pam. The island was completely denuded by wind gusts of up to 320km/h. Photo: RadioNZ/Koroi Hawkins

People take shelter from the sun on Mataso island after Cyclone Pam. The island was completely denuded by wind gusts of up to 360km/h. Photo: RadioNZ/Koroi Hawkins

HMAS Tobruk (centre) unloads Australian Army LCM-8 landing craft (right centre) inside Port Vila harbour, to help in the clean-up following Tropical Cyclone Pam. Photo: Australian Defence Force

HMAS Tobruk (centre) unloads Australian Army LCM-8 landing craft (right centre) inside Port Vila harbour, to help in the clean-up following Tropical Cyclone Pam. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Books drying in the sun at Vila Central School after the school's library lost its roof in Cyclone Pam. Photo: supplied

Books drying in the sun at Vila Central School after the school’s library lost its roof during Cyclone Pam. Photo: supplied

Devastation in Port Vila suburb Freswota, March 13 2015. Photo: supplied

Devastation in Port Vila suburb Freswota, March 13 2015. Photo: supplied

Clothes are laid out to dry as Adrian Banga surveys his destroyed house in Port Vila, Monday March 16 2015. Photo: AP/Dave Hunt/Pool

Clothes are laid out to dry as Port Vila resident Adrian Banga surveys his destroyed house, March 16 2015. Photo: AP/Dave Hunt/Pool

View of parts of Freswota in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after Cyclone Pam. Photo: RadioNZ/Koroi Hawkins

View of parts of Freswota in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after Cyclone Pam. Photo: RadioNZ/Koroi Hawkins

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft, part of the relief effort, departs from Bauerfield International Airport. Photo: Australian Defence Force

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft, part of the relief effort, departs from Bauerfield International Airport. Photo: Australian Defence Force

A woman cleans up in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam. Photo: UNFPA

A woman cleans up in Independence Park area, Port Vila, after Cyclone Pam. Photo: UNFPA

Scene of devastation on Erromango after Cyclone Pam. Photo: Global Greengrants Fund

A scene of devastation on Erromango after Cyclone Pam. Photo: Global Greengrants Fund

Australian Army Lieutenant Robert Bitters pours ration pack chocolate into the hand of a young boy from Happy Land on Erromango island. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Australian Army Lieutenant Robert Bitters pours ration pack chocolate into the hand of a young boy from Happy Land on Erromango. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Australian Army soldiers from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment sailing back to HMAS Tobruk after dropping much needed supplies ashore to the island of Erromango, Vanuatu, during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Australian Army soldiers from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment sailing back to HMAS Tobruk after dropping much needed supplies ashore at Williams Bay, Erromango, during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. Photo: Australian Defence Force

A No 37 Squadron C-130J Hercules on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu during Operation Pacific Assist. Photo: Australian Defence Force

A No 37 Squadron C-130J Hercules on Tanna during Operation Pacific Assist. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Sappers from the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment, Australian Army clear the main road of fallen trees to the village of Waisisi, Tanna Island, in Vanuatu. Photo Australian Defence Force

Sappers from the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment, Australian Army clear the main road of fallen trees to the village of Waisisi, Tanna. Photo Australian Defence Force

An Australian Army medical team conduct initial assessments of a village in Waisisi Bay, Tanna island, that was damaged during Tropical Cyclone Pam during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. Photo: Australian Defence Force

An Australian Army medical team conduct initial assessments of a village in Waisisi Bay, Tanna, that was damaged during Tropical Cyclone Pam during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Australian Army soldiers from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment fit a tarpaulin over a hut on Tanna Island damaged during Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Australian Army soldiers from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment fit a tarpaulin over a house on Tanna Island damaged during Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. Photo: Australian Defence Force

Still smiling after all they have been through. Photo: UNFPA

Still smiling after all they have been through! A bigfala tankyu tumas to everyone around the world who came together to help Vanuatu after Pam. Photo: UNFPA

 


One Comment on “Remembering Cyclone Pam in photos and videos”

  1. Ian Stewart says:

    What devastation! God bless the aid workers who in some cases have been there from the beginning, and the new ones who come and go.

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