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epa04665835 Lana Silona prepares food with her son Costello in front of their ruined home on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu, 17 March 2015. Aid has arrived in the nation’s capital after tropical Cyclone Pam hit the region on 14 March, but is yet to reach Tanna which was one of the hardest hit Islands in the region. Vanuatu is working to restore essential services, as relief agencies scanned the archipelago ravaged by the worst cyclone on record in the South Pacific. The confirmed death toll from Cyclone Pam in the country rose to 24 on 17 March, although aid agencies said the number could rise as relief workers reach more remote areas in the cluster’s more than 60 islands. EPA/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT