"Not long ago Cyclone Pam hit the 80 islands in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. An estimated 90% of buildings were completely destroyed or damaged, while infrastructure and communications were crippled as a result of the tropical storm. Trees were uprooted, schools and homes wrecked, and people had to take refuge wherever they could.Vanuatu is the other side of the world, and a long way from the UK. The governments and armed forces of Australia and New Zealand – the nearest major countries – have led the relief and recovery efforts. Aid agencies, too, have responded: and among the first into action was Rotary’s “Shelterbox” operation." More on this Nairn Rotary Facebook page.