People of Vanuatu build disaster resilient homes

Date Publish: 
05/23/17
Region-Country: 
Asia
Vanuatu

The people of Vanuatu are taking their future back in their own hands. The nation of 83 South Pacific islands was devastated by Cyclone Pam in February 2015. *1% of homes in affected areas sustained some level of damage. Most were built using traditional methods like Natangura tree leaf roof tiles. 65,000 people were displaced by the devastation. 2 years later, by upgrading local building techniques to make them environmentally appropriate and more resilient to shocks. Ni-Vanuatu people are ensuring that future disasters will never have the same impact.