News - Vanuatu

15

Aug '18

15 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Ambae Island completely evacuated

Vanuatu's government says the island of Ambae has been completely evacuated. The director general of the climate change ministry, which is responsible for disaster management, says all the...

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13

Aug '18

13 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Evacuation underway in Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae Island

A state of emergency remains in place on the Vanuatu island of Ambae following an increase in volcanic activity in late July and a mass evacuation of the island is currently underway. The...

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07

Aug '18

7 Aug 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae evacuees accepting their fate

Many Ambaeans have reluctantly accepted the Vanuatu government's decision to evacuate them, an aid worker says. The volcano at the centre of Ambae Island continues to erupt, smothering the...

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22

May '18

22 May 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu NDMO predicts low evacuation numbers from Ambae

Vanuatu's National Disaster office says only about 10 percent of the population are expected to take up the government's offer of help to evacuate the volcanic island of Ambae. Operations...

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17

May '18

17 May 2018

Vanuatu

Walking the talk in Vanuatu, the first country in the world to ban plastic straws

15 May 2018, Port Vila, Vanuatu - It's a Pacific island nation that has beaten the global community across the finish line with Vanuatu officially being the first nation in the world to legally...

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01

May '18

1 May 2018

Vanuatu

New Zealand delivers aid supplies for Vanuatu volcano victims

New Zealand has delivered 23 tonnes of emergency aid for Vanuatu's volcano evacuees. The supplies included hygiene kits, tarpaulins, mother-and-infant kits and shelter toolkits. The New Zealand...

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24

Apr '18

24 Apr 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae evacuation could cost millions

Another mass evacuation from Vanuatu's Ambae could cost $US1.8 million, disaster authorities say. Ambae's Manoro Voui volcano on Mt Lombenbe erupted in September last year prompting the island's...

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16

Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae leader pleads to Vanuatu govt for help

An Ambae community leader is pleading for the Vanuatu government to act quickly to evacuate residents who are in dire straits with the island's volcano spewing ash and gas. Due to a constant...

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26

Mar '18

26 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu relief operation expected this week

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu are planning to roll out relief support this week for victims of Cyclone Hola which struck the country earlier this month.Teams sent to carry out assessments in...

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22

Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Volcanic ash ongoing hazard in Vanuatu

Thousands of people in Vanuatu's West Ambae are being forced to use umbrellas when they go outside because of constant ash fall from the island's Manaro volcano. The volcano had forced the...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Ambae again blanketed in volcanic ash

A disaster official on Vanuatu's Ambae island says the island is again being blanketed by ash and acid rain, only months after residents returned. The entire island was evacuated late last year...

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12

Mar '18

12 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Aerial survey reveals widespread crop damage in Vanuatu

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu say cyclone Hola caused widespread damage on most islands in the central parts of the country. Last week, the cyclone passed over Vanuatu as a category two...

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