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Trouble in Paradise

A 4-physician team lands in the remote islands of Vanuatu soon after it was hit with a massive earthquake followed by a volcanic eruption.

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After The Storm

Jacob Schafer was the Team Lead for the Vanuatu Emergency Response Team. When not responding to disasters, he is an Advisor for Medical Planning and Preparedness at International Medical Corps.   The storm had not even cleared Vanuatu and already our response team was mobilized from around the globe and converging on the tiny island …

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International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team Arrives in Vanuatu

Update April 15, 2015 After one full month of providing emergency services in Vanuatu, International Medical Corps has successfully completed its emergency response following Cyclone Pam. We deployed an Emergency Response Team (ERT) to Vanuatu within 72 hours of the disaster and began operation of a mobile medical unit (MMU) soon thereafter. Next, we deployed …

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Tropical Cyclone Pam

Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam made landfall in Vanuatu and the capital island of Efate on March 13. The capital city of Port Vila suffered a direct hit by the storm, which was the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, with sustained wind speeds of 165 mph and gusts nearing 200 mph. International Medical Corps has …

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