28 Apr 2014

Vanuatu government asked to help Lusi victims

12:50 pm on 28 April 2014

Victims of Cyclone Lusi in Vanuatu last month, who are about to run out of food, are still awaiting government assistance.

However, the Director of the National Disaster Management Office says an assessment for food relief will be submitted to the government today.

Shadrack Welegtabit says affected populations were advised to use up left over crops damaged by the cyclone while awaiting assistance.

He says crops were planted after the cyclone but in the meantime food is slowly running out.

"A lot of needs is to do with food needs, we are looking at food relief. After three months it will be harvest time, but we just providing food relief to ensure that they have food until they come to their next harvest season."

The worst affected areas are in South Santo where the cyclone claimed eight lives and many people were displaced from their villages.