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Drought Compounds Hardship on Cyclone-hit Vanuatu

The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is in the grip of a severe drought nine months after its islands were battered by a powerful cyclone.  Cyclone Pam was one of the most powerful storms the people of Vanuatu had ever seen.  The category five storm caused widespread damage to buildings, roads and electricity supplies. More than a dozen people were killed, and aid agencies believe that further casualties were only averted because of the islanders’ long history of taking...

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