Vanuatu Cyclone Disaster Appeal

A category Five Cyclone has caused widespread devastation throughout Vanuatu. Gale-force winds of up to 250 km/h have wreaks havoc across the nation and flattened whole communities. Thousands of families have lost their homes and food and water are urgent priorities. 

The situation in Port Vila has been describe as utter devastation with UNICEF reporting that up to 90% of buildings have been affected. Many fear that the outer islands, that are yet to be assessed, could have been affected must worse. Initial reports from our local church contacts are of widespread damage to buildings and vegetable gardens leaving people without shelter or adequate food.

ACC International Relief has launched a Humanitarian Relief Appeal to provide immediate assistance and recovery assistance to affected communities. This will include the provision of shelter materials, water, and cooking kits, which will be distributed through local church networks in partnership with Samaritans Purse. ACCI will also work through our Field Workers and the National church to assist families and communities with rebuilding and recovery efforts. 

Further assessments and planning will occur over the coming days and weeks.

You can donate using the form on this page or if you prefer to donate via bank transfer, please be advised that our banking details are:

Account Name: ACC International Relief

BSB No: 013-384
Account No: 3028-30114
Description: WR154

Once a donation has been made, please e-mail finance@accir.org.au with donation details for receipting and audit purposes.

For cheque donations, please make out the cheque to ACC International Relief and post to PO Box 5371, Brandon Park VIC 3150.

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Note: Gifts of $2 or more to World Relief Fund (an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient Fund) are tax deductible. Please Contact ACC International Relief if you have any issues concerning this receipt at finance@accir.org.au. In the unlikely event of this appeal being oversubscribed, surplus funds will be redirected towards a similar relief or community development project.



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ACC International Relief Inc (ABN: 26 077 365 434) is the Aid and Development arm of the Australian Christian Churches movement ACCI Relief is an ACFID member, and complies with the ACFID Code of Conduct, which defines minimum standards of governance, management and accountability for non-governmental development organisations. We are also signatories to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct for Disaster Relief and aim to meet the standards for Disaster Response as set out by the Sphere Humanitarian Charter.