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Local women wash their laundry in a creek in the Blacksands neighbourhood of Port Vila which was severely damaged during cyclone Pam. <br />
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.