News - Vanuatu

09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Vanuatu

Volcanic ash still causing problems on Ambae

The Vanuatu island of Ambae continues to be affected by ashfall, particularly in the west and now in the north. A local pastor, William Bice, told the Daily Post the ash fall was heavy and is...

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31

Oct '17

31 Oct 2017

Vanuatu

Push to teach Vanuatu children about independence struggle

Vanuatu's head of state Obed Moses Tallis has called on schools as well as parents to teach their children the history of the country's independence struggle. Mr Tallis made the call after...

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29

Oct '17

29 Oct 2017

Vanuatu

Water a key worry for returning Ambae islanders

Parts of the Vanuatu island recovering from a month long volcanic eruption are facing a major water shortage. The Vanuatu government on Thursday ended the state of emergency with the 11,000...

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11

Oct '17

11 Oct 2017

Vanuatu

Clothes, tents among urgent requests for Vanuatu evacuees

The Red Cross in Vanuatu says volcano evacuees urgently need more tents, spare clothes, blankets and washing kits. Most of Ambae's 11,000 people are now in 74 evacuation centres on the...

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11

Oct '17

11 Oct 2017

Vanuatu

NZ provides additional support for Vanuatu

The New Zealand government has announced a further $US500,000 worth of support to Vanuatu communities impacted by the evacuation from Ambae. It said it is continuing to work with the government...

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09

Oct '17

9 Oct 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu grappling with huge number of evacuees

Vanuatu disaster authorities are grappling with how they will look after the thousands of people made homeless by the eruption on Ambae if the volcano's activity doesn't die down. Dozens of...

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29

Sep '17

29 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

Ambae evacuation effort in full swing

An armada of ferries, trawlers and other boats is heading towards the Vanuatu island of Ambae, as the country prepares to evacuate about five percent of its population. The government yesterday...

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25

Sep '17

25 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu evacuates 8000 villagers on Ambae as volcano erupts

Vanuatu’s Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae is erupting and 8000 people are being evacuated on the island. The Penama provincial government council and National Disaster Management Office is...

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21

Sep '17

21 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Vanuatu, 85km northwest of Isangel, the US Geological Survey says.In a post a short time ago, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive Pacific-wide...

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21

Sep '17

21 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

1000 coffee growers in Vanuatu certified organic

In Vanuatu, 1000 organic coffee farmers have been certified organic coffee farmers under Organic Pasifika`s certification standard.   Tanna Coffee company owner, Terry Adlington, said...

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12

Sep '17

12 Sep 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu volcanoes rumble

Authorities in Vanuatu say four out of six volcanoes throughout the island group have increased recorded activity.   The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department is warning tourists...

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01

Aug '17

1 Aug 2017

Vanuatu

Drones For Good – Participants in Vanuatu Drone Trial Take Vaccines to the Skies

In a first for the Pacific region, a trial is underway to test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to deliver lifesaving vaccines to remote communities in Vanuatu. The...

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