News - Vanuatu

21

Feb '18

21 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu to get millions from Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund is to inject $US28 million dollars into the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change to help the country address climate change. The Daily Post says the five year project will...

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19

Feb '18

19 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Sustainable Agriculture in Vanuatu in the Wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu is an island archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. The nation’s economy is based largely on its agriculture and tourism sectors, both of which were decimated by Tropical Cyclone (TC)...

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06

Feb '18

6 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Volcanic alert raised for Gaua in Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Geohazards Department is warning of increased volcanic activity on the island of Gaua. The alert level was raised from level 1 to level 2 last week signalling a state of major...

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02

Feb '18

2 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu bans single-use plastic bags but concerns exist for local handicraft sector

PACIFIC BEAT / By Catherine Graue Vanuatu's ban on single-use plastic bags has come into effect today but there are concerns an influx of much cheaper imports from Asia may hit the local...

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24

Jan '18

24 Jan 2018

Vanuatu

Project to help victims of violence in Vanuatu's remote areas

A pilot project has been launched by Vanuatu's justice ministry to help victims of violence who live in remote areas to get access to the justice system. The project, funded by Australia, gives...

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24

Jan '18

24 Jan 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu bans plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes

A ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes is to come into force in Vanuatu at the end of this month. The Council of Ministers agreed to stop single-use bags being...

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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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