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Aid heads for Vanuatu after devastating Pacific cyclone

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A boy stands near trees uprooted by Cyclone Pam near his home in Port Vila on Sunday.

Sydney

THE first shipments of aid landed in Vanuatu on Sunday as authorities declared a state of emergency and global relief agencies geared up after a "monster" cyclone tore through the vulnerable Pacific island nation.

With winds of more than 300 kph, Cyclone Pam razed homes,