World Jun 20, 2016

Hurricane center warns of tropical storm headed for Veracruz

A tropical depression formed over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and was expected to develop into a tropical storm within 24 hours before moving over eastern Mexico and the city of Veracruz on Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression Four ...

National Mar 22, 2015

Japan mulls $1.2 million in aid for nations hit by Cyclone Pam

Japan is considering extending $1.2 million in emergency grant aid to Vanuatu and other Pacific nations devastated by powerful Cyclone Pam, a senior government official said Sunday. At his meeting with Vanuatuan Foreign Minister Sato Kilman, Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura said Tokyo is ...

Food concerns mount in Vanuatu after monster cyclone

World Mar 18, 2015

Food concerns mount in Vanuatu after monster cyclone

International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease. Residents of the ...

Aid agencies to begin helicopter flights to cyclone-stricken Vanuatu

World Mar 17, 2015

Aid agencies to begin helicopter flights to cyclone-stricken Vanuatu

International aid agencies are preparing to begin emergency helicopter flights on Tuesday to the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island country. Disaster management officials and relief workers are still ...