Triggered water and food shortages around the country, specifically in cyclone-affected areas.
Significant declines in agricultural productivity and exports to Port Vila and international markets, on which a large proportion of the population rely.
Damage to urban infrastructure.
Disruption in mobility system.
Disruption in education.
Interruption of economic activities.
Example of TC Pam(2015): In Port Vila, it destroyed 30% of dwellings. The losses were equivalent to 64.1% of national GDP.
Disruption in basic services provision.
Disruption in transport operations.
High pressure on health system and services.
High pressure on public finance in health sector.
There have been no reports of serious casualties, but the earthquake caused damage to buildings and infrastructure.
Supplies of power, water and telecommunications have been interrupted.
There is great flexibility and responsiveness in the traditional economy. Immediately after the food crisis, the prices of vegetables and fruit went up in the markets. But prices normalized as production went up to meet growing demand for locally produced foods.
The Fuel Crisis of 2007 on the other hand is still having its impacts as transportation costs increased and have not readjusted.