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Tropical Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu

Updated 9:14 AM ET, Fri March 20, 2015
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A woman sits on a fallen tree among what's left of her garden in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on Thursday, March 19, nearly a week after Cyclone Pam ripped through the island nation in the South Pacific. Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale has called the storm a "monster," saying it has set back the development of his country, already one of the poorest in the region, by years. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
A young boy plays on a destroyed banana plantation in Mele, Vanuatu, on March 19. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
A nun surveys the damage near Port Vila on March 19. FRED PAYET/AFP/Getty Images
People put clothes out to dry near Port Vila on March 19. FRED PAYET/AFP/Getty Images
An aid worker treats an injured woman on Tanna Island on Wednesday, March 18. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
A child walks through a damaged classroom on Tanna Island on March 19. Dave Hunt/EPA/LANDOV
Mercy Watskal holds her week-old granddaughter, Angelina, at the Enima Evacuation Center on Tanna Island on March 19. DAVE HUNT/EPA/LANDOV
Young men take apart a damaged hut on March 19 on Tanna Island. Nick Perry/AP
Australian doctors help a young girl on the Vanuatu island of Tanna on Wednesday, March 18. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
A man stands under the damaged rooftop of a school in Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila, on March 18. FRED PAYET/AFP/Getty Images
Books recovered from a school are left out to dry in Port Vila on March 18. FRED PAYET/AFP/Getty Images
A ship sits beached along the shore of Tanna on March 18. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
An Australian army relief aircraft arrives with supplies at the airport in Tanna on March 18. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
Residents clean up debris in Port Vila on Tuesday, March 17. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
Children play on March 17 in water among fallen trees near Port Vila. JEREMY PIPER/AFP/Getty Images
Aid is on board a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft headed to Port Vila on Monday, March 16. Dave Hunt/Pool/Getty Images
Debris from the cyclone is scattered in an area near Port Vila on March 16. MR Roderick J. Mackenzie/New Zealand Defence Force/Getty Images
A boy kicks a ball through the ruins of his family home as his father picks through debris on March 16. Dave Hunt/pool/ap
A bridge and road that suffered dramatic damage from Cyclone Pam are seen outside Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, on Sunday, March 15. UNICEF Pacific/AFP/Getty Images
A resident stands in her badly damaged home outside Port Vila on March 15. UNICEF Pacific/AFP/Getty Images
An aerial photo taken by CARE Australia on March 15 shows the widespread damage caused by the cyclone in Vanuatu. Tom PerryCARE Australia/AFP/Getty Images
A resident clears mud and other debris outside homes near Port Vila on March 15. UNICEF Pacific/AFP/Getty Images
Residents work amid the debris left by the cyclone outside Port Vila on March 15. UNICEF Pacific/AFP/Getty Images
Locals walk past debris in Port Vila on March 15. Luo Xiangfeng/Xinhua/AP
People walk past debris scattered on a street in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on Saturday, March 14. Humans of Vanuatu/UNICEF Pacific/AP
Damaged boats are seen on Saturday, March 14, in Port Vila, Vanuatu's capital. Humans of Vanuatu/Unicef Pacific/Humans of Vanuatu
Surf pounds the shore as people walk among debris scattered by Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, Vanuatu, March 14. Humans of Vanuatu/UNICEF Pacific/AP Photo
Residents look through storm damage in Port Villa on March 14. Humans of Vanuatu/UNICEF Pacific/AP Photo
People move away from the beach March 13 on the island of Kiribati. Plan International Australia/Getty Images
A person walks past flooding near Port Vila on March 13. Alice Clements/AFP/Getty Images
Strong winds blow trees as Pam hits Vanuatu on March 13. Courtesy Michael McLennan
Shops are boarded up in Port Vila on Thursday, March 12. Ben Bohane/wakaphotos.com
Preparations are made in Port Vila ahead of the storm on March 12. Ben Bohane/wakaphotos.com
People in Port Vila buy supplies ahead of the storm on March 12. Ben Bohane/wakaphotos.com