The president of cyclone-lashed Vanuatu says his island nation needs the world's help to rebuild "everything" after it was smashed by one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.
"The humanitarian need is immediate, we need it right now," Baldwin Lonsdale told AFP as he readied to fly home from a disaster conference in northern Japan.
"In the long term we need the financial support, assistance, to start rebuilding our infrastructure -- everything, we have to build."
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