Two pupils walk through shallow water that has been left behind by Cyclone Pam as it swept over their island. Pupils at this school are not able to return to school since most of their study materials are lost and their classroom was largely destroyed by the storm. On the blackboard, someone has written: 'Cyclon [sic] Pam is coming, run for your life.'
Cyclone Pam, a tropical storm that hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, is considered one of the worst natural disasters to affect the country. Over 15 people died in the storm and winds up to 165 mph (270 km/h) caused widespread damage to houses and infrastructure.