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About the VHT

The Vanuatu Humanitarian Team (VHT) is a network of agencies committed to effective humanitarian coordination, disaster preparedness and humanitarian response. The VHT is convened by Oxfam; its members include the Vanuatu Red Cross, French Red Cross, Vanuatu Association of NGOs (VANGO), UNICEF, Oxfam, CARE International, Save the Children Australia (SCA), the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the World Health Organization (WHO), PeaceCorps, World Vision and Act for Peace, IOM and OCHA.


The VHT is funded by: 

  • The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 
  • European Commission for Humanitarian Aid  and Civil Protection
  • The Margaret  A. Cargill Foundation 



Cluster Coordination Mechanism

The cluster coordination mechanism was adopted by the NDMO, OCHA and the VHT in 2011. It was activated for the Tropical Cyclone Pam response. The clusters are led by line ministries, and co-led by VHT agencies. The following clusters and working groups are currently operational:

Timeline of the TC Pam response

VHT Timeline TC Pam response