Apr 2015


Nepal Earthquake 2015: Emergency Relief

On 25th April, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck 80km northwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The strong tremor has caused severe loss of life and widespread damage across the country; thousands of casualties have been reported and critical infrastructure has sustained significant damage. The toll is expected to rise as more information from affected areas becomes available. PBV ‘s response team is deploying to Kathmandu on 2nd May in order to carry out a rapid needs assessment and assist affected communities through the provision of emergency supplies. The team is in contact with partners on the ground and is working closely with community stakeholders, UN agencies, governmental groups and NGOs to […]

Mar 2015


Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam Relief

PBV is currently conducting a needs assessment in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam, working closely with local governments, national government agencies, INGOs and NGOs, and civil society on the ground. PBV is actively taking part in the UN cluster meetings, to ensure that our activities are part of the larger international community’s movements to provide assistance and to ensure that all information is shared as much as possible to reduce duplication of efforts. Although the capital, Port Vila (population approx. 50,000), has had many essential services and infrastructure restored, some of the outer islands are badly affected and lacking basic lifelines, according to some reports and information here in Port […]

Dec 2013


Typhoon Haiyan Relief: Biliran Island

PBV is currently working in Biliran Island, Philippines, assisting families who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon passed through the southern part of the island, leaving behind wide-spread devastation. Here is a brief situation report on Biliran Island and the activities of various NGOs and the UN.

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