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Vanuatu Owes Millions in Debt as Island Nation Struggles to Recover from Monster Cyclone


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Vanuatu Owes Millions in Debt as Island Nation Struggles to Recover from Monster Cyclone

Jubilee USA

WASHINGTON - The religious anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network is calling on international lenders to grant debt relief to Vanuatu. In mid-March, Cyclone Pam struck the string of small Pacific islands with winds up to 165 miles per hour. The category 5 storm destroyed or damaged nearly every building in the capital city and wiped out crops across the country. The United Nations warns that entire islands are facing imminent starvation and its President says the "monster" storm undid the nation's recent economic development.

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