17 Sep 2015

World Bank commits 3 million to Tuvalu recovery

11:29 am on 17 September 2015

The World Bank has given Tuvalu 3 million US dollars for recovery efforts after Cyclone Pam.

Six months after Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific, the bank approved the additional grant to support Tuvalu's medium-term recovery efforts.

Tuvalu - tidal surges caused by cyclone Pam

Tuvalu - tidal surges caused by cyclone Pam Photo: Supplied

Almost half of Tuvalu's 10,000 people were affected by the category 5 cyclone, which caused massive destruction as it passed in March, before continuing southwest to Vanuatu.

The system caused an estimated 10 million dollars worth of damages or more than 30 percent of the country's GDP.

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