May 15, 2023

Giving in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

It is all about supporting our community near and far.

For a number of years now Eremea has been providing aid to communities in need in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Most of our aid has come in the form of clothing hampers, which are collected and packaged in Australia before being sent overseas. It’s always important to remember that things such as old clothing items can provide more help and support than you may imagine.

We are proud of the work that we do with these communities, but it is not a matter of simply patting ourselves on the back and calling it a day; there is always more that can be done.

On March 1-3, Vanuatu was hit by a twin cyclone event. Cyclone Judy and Cyclone Kevin brought winds averaging 150kph, along with severe rain and thunderstorms that affected an estimated 250,000 people. That is more than 80% of the population.

Destruction on such a large scale is and has been devastating for the people of Vanuatu, which is why we decided to do more. Eremea has been providing food hampers to those affected, particularly those residing in Lelepa. These hampers have been able to reach people who were otherwise starving, and have allowed them to take small steps towards recovery.

The impact of Cyclone Judy and Kevin will continue to be felt for a long time to come, which means support from groups such as ours and people such as you will continue to be vital to the rebuilding of these communities. So if you can offer help of any kind then please do, and spread the word of what is happening in Vanuatu. 

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