The significant El Nino underway is bringing a severe drought to Vanuatu. The majority of communities rely on rainwater collection for water security. New plantings made after crops were destroyed by Cyclone Pam are struggling to grow. Malnutrition is rising, especially among children. Food relief typically comes in the form of white rice, packaged noodles, and tinned fish, which fails to nourish children adequately. In the long run, these foods also contribute to the erosion of a healthy, traditional diet.
See also this article below from Australian news, ABC.