Tropical Cyclone Harold Situation Reports
Latest updates from the field
On 6 April 2020, severe tropical cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu as a category five cyclone, devastating the Pacific Island nation. The cyclone also hit the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga but made landfall in Vanuatu, causing widespread destruction to houses, schools, health facilities, water sources, and crops - the source of income for many ni-Vanuatu families. Thousands of children living in the Pacific Islands are in urgent need in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold.
UNICEF is supporting the government responses in Vanuatu, Fiji and Solomon Islands to reach those children most in need, while facing the additional challenges of the ongoing preparedness and response efforts for COVID-19.